Graffiti cleanup effort turns into fatal shooting

A tragic shooting incident occurred in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, resulting in the death of one man and the hospitalization of three others.

Prior to the attack, two of the four victims had volunteered to remove graffiti from the wall of a local ice cream shop without charge. Surveillance footage then captured the men taking cover from the gunfire just minutes later.

Northridge Ice Cream owner Victor Santoyo recounted the events, confirming that the victims offered to paint over the graffiti for free. After providing them with some paint, gunshots were heard within minutes. One of the victims, shot in the stomach, entered the store looking for help.

The assailant is believed to have approached the group in a white sedan before stepping out of the vehicle and opening fire. The suspect fled the scene in the same car.

Authorities, including the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, arrived on the scene and transported the four victims to a medical center. One of the injured men remains in critical condition, while the other two underwent surgery. One of these individuals has already been discharged from the hospital.

The suspected shooter was last spotted heading west on Parthenia Street, but no detailed description of the suspect has been provided. Although the area has been cleared of police presence, the LAPD is requesting anyone with additional video footage or information that could help locate the suspect to come forward.