Man fatally shot in East Valinda

EAST VALINDA — An apparently gang-related shooting at an East Valinda party early Saturday left a man dead, authorities said.
The dead man was initially described only as a Latino man in his 20s pending notification of family members, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Lt. Brian Elias said. He died at an area hospital shortly after the shooting.
The shooting took place about 12:15 a.m. in the 17700 block of Boulay Street, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Gordon said in a written statement.
The victim was attending a party on the small cul-de-sac when he was shot, Deputy Aura Sierra said in a written statement.
“Sheriff’s homicide detectives believe the shooting is gang-related,” she added.
Sheriff’s officials released no further information.
No evidence of the fatal shooting remained at the scene Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s slaying was the third homicide reported in unincorporated county areas patrolled by the sheriff’s Industry Station this year, and the second one believed to be gang-related.
Angel Caldera, 34, of Valinda died after being shot and run over by a truck on Jan. 26 in the 14800 block of Fairgrove Avenue in Valinda. Authorities said they suspect the attack was gang-related.
Michael Espana, 22, of La Puente was fatally stabbed during an argument at a party in the 13600 block of Hutchcroft Street in West Valinda on New Year’s Day.
Christopher Hernandez, 25, of Bassett turned himself in to Monterey Park police three days later in connection with the stabbing.

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