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1 Man Shot To Death, Another Stabbed Outside 'Punk' Concert At Alpine Village Center

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A man was shot to death and another was wounded by a knife in a fight that happened at a "punk-rock" concert in the Alpine Village Center last night.

The fight broke out in the concert and spilled over into the parking lot, where both the shooting and stabbing occurred, according to a release from the sheriff's department. It happened around 12:15 am. The shooting victim was transported to the hospital where he died, while the stabbing victim is in stable condition at the hospital. Homicide detectives believe that the stabbing and shooting were separate crimes committed by different suspects in the same brawl. Detectives have detained some people for questioning, but they have not arrested any suspects in the case and they weren't sure of the motive this morning.

The Alpine Village Center is located in unincorporated Torrance and is known for hosting annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Lt. Holly Francisco of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told CBS Los Angeles that last night was a busy night for the venue: "There were numerous halls with events going on. There was a lot of people."

The calendar for the venue says Sounds Unlimited was playing last night, which, uh, doesn't seem all that "punk." We're guessing the fight broke out in another unlisted show.

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The parking lot became a crime scene, which meant that people at the venue had to stick around until detectives could collect the evidence they need for their investigation. They were finally free to go home around 5:40 am.