Man shot dead near CSU Northridge campus, LAPD search for suspect

A man was fatally shot during an early-morning confrontation in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were called at 12:30 a.m. to the 18400 block of Dearborn Street, near the California State University Northridge campus regarding a shots fired call, said LAPD Officer Rosario Cervantes.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 31-year-old victim lying on the floor of a bedroom suffering from gunshot wounds


The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released; police noted he did not live at the apartment building.

An investigation revealed the victim and the suspect became involved in a confrontation in the apartment, leading the suspect to arm himself with a handgun and shoot the victim before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

The suspect fled the area. The suspect is described only as a 26-year-old man

It is unknown if either man was a student at the university.

The investigation is ongoing.

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