Man in skull-print ski mask guns down 2 in Wilmington, police say

An aerial view of a white tent on a sidewalk and police cruisers parked outside a corner house.
Los Angeles police investigate Monday after a deadly shooting in Wilmington.
(KTLA-TV Channel 5)

Los Angeles police were searching for a man who they said donned a skull-print ski mask and gunned down two people Monday evening in Wilmington, killing one man and sending a second to the hospital.

The shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of East M Street near Sanford Street.

Two ambulances were dispatched for two victims who had suffered gunshot wounds. One, a 47-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was a man, 44, who was found conscious and breathing. But after being taken to a hospital Monday night, he succumbed to his injuries.


A woman shoots a man who was reportedly trying to enter her home, saying he was hurt and needed help, police say. He is hospitalized in critical condition.

Oct. 16, 2023

Police said Tuesday the two men were “outside socializing” when another man walked up to them and fired multiple rounds. He then fled on foot. The motivation behind the shooting remains unknown.

The suspect was described as about 25 years old and 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

The shooting remained under investigation Tuesday, and police were seeking the public’s help. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Bureau homicide detectives at (323) 786-6100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or drop a tip on the organization’s website.