Suspect Sought in Palmdale Shooting That Left Man Dead, Woman Wounded

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Alejandro Rivera allegedly shot two people, one fatally, at a birthday party in Palmdale on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (Photo via Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Authorities Monday were searching for a 27-year-old man who allegedly shot two people, one fatally, early Sunday morning at a birthday party in Palmdale.

Alejandro Rivera, a Palmdale resident, fled the scene in a silver or beige Honda and should be considered armed and dangerous, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The incident occurred in the front yard of a home in the 1600 block of East Avenue Q-6 (map) about 12:20 a.m., when an argument preceded a physical altercation, the statement said.

Rivera then retrieved a firearm and shot Miguel Perez, 24, and a woman, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Perez was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to a hospital and listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted at 800-222-8477 or