2 dead, 1 wounded during shooting outside smoke shop in Valley Glen

Two people are dead and another injured following a shooting Monday night in Los Angeles' Valley Glen neighborhood.

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call reporting a shooting outside a smoke shop near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue around 10 p.m.

According to LAPD, three men were found shot at the scene - a father and son who owned the smoke shop, and another man. 

Investigators believe the father got into an argument with a man in his car outside the smoke shop. That's when the son got involved in the argument, officials said. The man in the car and the son both pulled out guns and began shooting at each other, according to police. 

The father was fatally shot, as well as the man in the car. 

Detectives discovered the motive for the shooting stemmed from an earlier business dispute. The three men were identified as 44-year-old Arkadi Simonyan, 23-year-old Vahan Simonyan, and 38-year-old Mesrop Malkhasyan.

Arkadi Simonyan and Mesrop Malkhasyan died of their injuries. Vahan Simonyan was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. He was booked on murder charges. 

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Operations Valley Bureau Homicide at (818) 374-9550. You can remain anonymous by calling LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit lapdonline.org.