COVINA, Calif. – One of two men fatally wounded in a shooting at a house party in an unincorporated area near Covina was identified Monday.
Ronnie Benitez was a 20-year-old Covina resident, according to the coroner’s office.
The name of the man who died in a hospital was not yet released and the conditions of two other shooting victims were not available.
Deputies dispatched about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the 17000 block of East Bellbrook Street regarding a gunshot victim call reported one man, now identified as Benitez, died at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Homicide investigators said there was a party at the home and one of the attendees pulled out a handgun, fired some shots and left the scene.
Deputies located multiple shell casings on the street in front of the residence, according to sources at the scene.
The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.