A 28-year-old man was killed and another man injured after a verbal dispute prompted someone to open fire outside an Encino house party early Sunday, authorities and the victim's family said.
The man killed is Guillermo Hernandez, who lived in Lake View Terrace with his parents, family members told KTLA.
"It's the worst Mother's Day for me," said Hernandez's mother Teresa Hernandez. "It's a bad day for everybody in the family."
Both victims were standing in front of a home in the 17000 block of Miranda Street around 4:20 a.m. when another person approached and a "verbal dispute" occurred, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said.
The shooter fired five rounds at both men, leaving one man dead at the scene and the other hospitalized, Lopez said.
Hernandez's parents said their son was a caterer on movie sets and was not involved in gangs.
"He was a good kid, a good man, a handsome man," Teresa Hernandez said.
The victim's girlfriend of some nine years, Claudia Acosta, wept as she described him, calling the shooting "senseless."
"All I want to do is hug him, just one more time," Acosta said.
Lopez said the injured man, who is in his 60s, is in stable condition.
It was unclear if the crime was gang related, Lopez said.