PALMDALE –A young man died after he was shot in Palmdale Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The shooting happened in the 37800 block of Robina Avenue, according to Deputy Amber Smith of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Detectives have learned that Palmdale Station deputies responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon,” Smith stated. “Deputies discovered the victim had been shot in front of the location by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.”
A woman at the scene said the victim was fighting with a male, and the male produced a gun and twice shot the victim. This information could not be confirmed with detectives at the scene.
There is no additional information available at this time.
The victim’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
UPDATED 2/4/15 @ 9 a.m.: The deceased has been identified in local media as 18-year-old Troy Filinow, however, this information was not confirmed by Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. The name of the deceased was still officially being withheld pending notification of next of kin, Winter said Wednesday morning.