LANCASTER – Authorities have identified two men who were fatally shot at a motel in Lancaster during an apparent robbery Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the men as 29-year-old Luther Crayton of Lancaster and 28-year-old Shane Derone Wallace of Los Angeles.
Family members told Fox 11 that the men were brothers and one of them lived at the location where the shooting occurred. The shooting was reported around 9:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at America’s Best Value Inn & Suites on the 44100 block of Sierra Highway.
“The investigators believe there were multiple suspects and the motive was robbery,” according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“When deputies arrived, they located one victim inside a motel room, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound,” the sheriff’s news release states. “Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Deputies located another victim in the parking lot area of the motel, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.”
No arrests were reported. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or tips can be sent to lacrimestoppers.org.
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