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Officials identify 25-year-old man fatally shot after Ladera Heights house party

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal shooting at a party  in Ladera Heights.
An investigation is underway in Ladera Heights after a man in his 20s was shot and killed after leaving a house party late Wednesday night, authorities said.
(KTLA-TV)

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed late Wednesday night after leaving a Ladera Heights house party, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of gunfire in the 5800 block of Holt Avenue found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, a Sheriff’s Department news release said.

On Thursday, L.A. county coroner officials identified the man as Jakeil Reynolds and said he died in the home’s yard. The L.A. County medical examiner-coroner did not name a cause of death.

Witnesses said Reynolds had gotten into a physical altercation about 11:30 p.m. with another partygoer, who then pulled a gun and shot him multiple times, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sheriff’s officials did not provide any information about the shooting suspect and are still working to determine a motive.

The owner of the house where the party took place told KTLA-TV that he had rented the residence to a woman Wednesday night. When he checked on the property, he discovered a crowd of partygoers and asked them to go home before calling the Sheriff’s Department.

He said people had begun to leave the house before the shooting occurred.


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