Man fatally shot during Southern California baby shower

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Posted at 8:35 AM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 11:35:19-05

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — A 25-year-old man was shot to death during an argument at a Southern California home where a baby shower was being held.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the shooting was reported in Hawthorne shortly before midnight Monday.

Hawthorne police officers found the victim on the ground in the backyard. He had several gunshot wounds to his upper body and paramedics pronounced him dead.

Witnesses told investigators the victim was in an argument with another young man who produced a handgun, shot the victim several times and fled.