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Tattoo Artist Trigz Shot To Death In North Hollywood

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A well-known tattoo artist was shot to death in North Hollywood on Thursday during a fight with another man.

The gunman shot Trigz (whose real name was Michael Pebley), 40, in his torso around 5:50 p.m. outside of 5150 Tattoo & Body Piercing near Laurel Canyon and Victory boulevards, according to KTLA. Witnesses said the two were involved a fist fight inside the tattoo shop before it carried on outside of the store, where the shooting occurred.

The suspect fled the scene and authorities are still looking for him. LAPD described him as a light-skinned man in his 30s, who possibly got into a white, early 1990s Honda Accord sedan, City News Service reported.

Trigz, who was also a model, owned Sin City Tattoo in Pacoima, and was a member of the exclusive group of artists called The Seventh Letter. According to his Model Mayhem profile, he worked on music video projects for the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, and Travis Barker.

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He was a father and was engaged to be married. People who mourned his death visited the place where he was shot in North Hollywood. "He was a really good guy," Desirae Howell told NBC Los Angeles. "He was a family guy. He was very intelligent."