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Two Dead In Shooting Outside East Hollywood Home

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Two people are dead and two more wounded after a shooting took place outside of a home in East Hollywood Friday night.

City News Service reports that at about 7:50 p.m., a man in his 20s—described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds and wearing all black—walked up to a group congregating at 555 North Heliotrope Drive, by the 101 Freeway, and opened fire.

When police arrived, they found four people who had been shot. Two were pronounced dead at the scene, and two others were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, where they were listed in critical condition.

According to the L.A. Times, a witness told police that the gunman "yelled a gang name" before firing, but that authorities have yet to determine whether or not the shooting was gang-related.

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KTLA reports that the county coroner's office identified one of the deceased as 23-year-old Walter Martinez Jr., 23. The two men who were wounded are expected to survive.

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