Man Shot, Killed During Family Birthday Party in Florence Identified

Investigators were searching Sunday for the person who shot at a crowd celebrating a 14-year-old girl’s birthday party in front of a Florence home, killing the girl’s uncle.


One man died after a shooting in Florence on June 14, 2014. (Credit: OnScene)

A person approached a group of people and opened fire around 9 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of East 78th Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jeff Vach said.

One man injured and later pronounced dead at a local hospital, LAPD Lt. Jeff Nolte said.

The man was identified as 48-year-old Derrick Hill by his mother Doris Hill and police.

No other injuries were reported.

Investigators surveyed the crime scene until around 6 a.m.

KTLA’s Erin Myers contributed to this report. 


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