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Suspect Still At-Large After Fatal Shooting At Westfield Century City Mall

Posted – Jan. 21, 2020 – 9:20 a.m.

By Laura Coleman

Los Angeles Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for last night’s shooting death of a man at Westfield Century City Mall. The Los Angeles Police Department stated that the shooting was possibly gang-related.

The suspect was described as a black man, around 25 to 30 years of age, roughly 160 pounds and 5’ 7” in height. Witnesses said he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

Officers from the LAPD West Los Angeles Station responded to a call of an altercation at the Century City Mall at 10:17 p.m. on Jan. 20 according to the LAPD.

“When officers arrived, they found a male adult victim outside of the mall who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries,” LAPD wrote the Courier in a statement. “The victim’s identity is being held until the notification to next of kin.”

The incident unfolded when a dispute occurred between two separate groups inside of Javier’s restaurant and bar at the mall, before escalating outside the restaurant, where the victim was shot multiple times. 

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. 

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