1 Killed in Westlake Shooting: LAPD

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LAPD officials investigate a fatal shooting in Westlake on March 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was killed in a Westlake shooting Friday afternoon, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

The incident was reported about 2:15 p.m. at La Fayette Park Place and 2nd Street, Officer Rosario Herrera told KTLA.

The victim, who was described as being in his 20s, was declared dead at the scene.

No suspect was in custody and police believed one or more men may have been involved, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We have a murder, we have a victim,” LAPD Lt. Gus Barrientos told the newspaper. “We don’t have a name.”

No further details were available Friday and it is unknown if the shooting was gang-related.

Fourteen people have been slain within a one-mile radius of the incident, according to the L.A. Times’ online homicide database.

KTLA’s Matt Philips contributed to this story. 

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