HAWTHORNE — The name of a 20-year-old man who was killed in a shooting that also left three other people wounded at an early morning New Year's party in Hawthorne was released today by a coroner's investigator.
He was Bernard Gillis, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Gillis' hometown was unknown, said the coroner's investigator who declined to give her full name.
More than 40 revelers were celebrating at a home in the 13500 block of Cerise Avenue when shots rang out at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's sergeant Diane Hecht said in a statement.
Hawthorne police officers responding to the scene stopped a car speeding away, and discovered an adult male gunshot victim inside being transported to a hospital, according to police reports.
The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Three other gunshot victims were transported to area hospitals, all with non-life threatening injuries, detectives said. Their ages, genders, and the extent of their injuries were not disclosed.
A motive for the shootings and suspect information has not been released.
Anyone with more information was urged to call sheriff's detectives at
(323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips may be phoned to (800) 222-TIPS, or reported online at http://lacrimestoppers.org.