Local News in Brief : Fan Shot to Death, 2 Wounded in Argument at Soccer Match
An argument over a soccer match led to the slaying of one man Saturday in Canoga Park when one fan shot another to death with a .22-caliber pistol and then aimed the gun toward a crowd of spectators, slightly wounding two other people, police said.
The victim was identified as Angel Nunes Gudino, originally of Mexico. Police did not know whether he was living in Los Angeles.
Police said they were holding one man on suspicion of murder. The suspect’s identity was not released, nor were the identities of the injured men.
One man was bruised by a bullet that apparently ricocheted off a belt buckle and the other man was shot in the right leg and in the buttocks, said Sgt. John Weaver. Police later questioned the latter man, who had gone to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills for treatment.
The shooting occurred about 5:15 p.m. at Lanark Park at the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Lanark Street in Canoga Park.
Police said there were 300 to 400 people in the park at the time of the shooting.
“There was a lot of shooting,” Weaver said. “We’re lucky there was only one dead and two wounded. A couple of witnesses said that after he shot the first guy, he just began firing into the crowd.”
Police took 10 to 12 witnesses to the police station for questioning.