Gunfight at restaurant leaves one man dead, woman wounded

- Homicide detectives were searching Wednesday for the gunman who shot and killed one man and critically wounded a woman during a gunfight in front of a restaurant in unincorporated Bassett, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 13100 block of East Valley Boulevard, near the intersection with San Angelo Avenue, according to deputies Mike Barraza and Trina Schrader.

One man was shot in the chest and died at the scene, Schrader said. His name was withheld pending family notification. The woman suffered a gunshot to her lower body and was critically wounded. She was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where she was last listed in critical condition, Schrader added.

During the investigation, detectives learned there had been a gunfight between at least two people at the scene, Schrader said. It's unknown if anyone else was wounded. Detectives were also looking into any possible gang-related motive.

Deputies from the sheriff's Industry Station set up a perimeter and were searching for the suspects, Barraza said. No suspect description was immediately available.

The suspects fled in a blue Oldsmobile Cutlass on Valley Boulevard, according to media reports from the scene.

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