PALMDALE – A 24-year-old man was killed and a woman was injured early Sunday morning when a fight escalated into a shooting at a birthday party in Palmdale, authorities said.
The fatal shooting happened around 12:20 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 at a residence in the 1600 block of East Avenue Q-6 in Palmdale, according to Deputy Peter Gomez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Detectives have learned that a birthday party was being hosted at the location when an argument turned into a physical altercation in the front yard,” Gomez stated. “The suspect, now identified as 27-year-old Alejandro Rivera, retrieved a firearm and shot 24-year-old Miguel Perez and a female…”
Miguel Perez was pronounced dead at the scene. The female shooting victim was transported to a local hospital and is in “stable condition,” according to Gomez.
Alejandro Rivera fled the scene in a silver or beige Honda, and he should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.