El Monte grad night party ends with slaying

Details still streaming in from this one. Essentially a 20-year-old man was shot to death early this morning outside a graduation party he was attending in El Monte. There is speculation at the scene that the man caught a bullet that wasn’t intended for him. 

No memorials have been established at the scene and Sheriff’s homicide investigators have yet to return calls. Here’s what we know now:

EL MONTE – A man was shot to death about 1 a.m. Thursday outside a graduation party, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is investigating the death of a 20-year-old man who was shot in the street at the corner of Fairview Street and Elrovia Avenue.

The victim was taken to USC-Medical Center and was pronounced dead at the hospital, officials said. 
Neighbors said the party started following Arroyo High School’s graduation. The school is at the other end of Fairview Street, just a block away.
Residents of the home hosting the party said no one in their family was harmed in the shooting.

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