Gunman kills four near Los Angeles
Four people were killed and at least two others wounded when a gunman opened fire at a restaurant in Valley Village near Los Angeles on Saturday, police said.
The shooting occurred around 4:40 p.m. at the Hot Spot Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant packed with customers, according to police.
The gunman in his 30s walked into the restaurant and opened fire, according to police officer Rosario Herrera.
Three people were declared dead at the scene. Several more victims were taken to a hospital, where one later died, Herrera said.
The gunman ran away and remained at large, she said.
It remained unclear whether there was an accomplice.
"At this moment, it is an ongoing investigation," Herrera said. "We are unsure of the motive and we don't know exactly how it occurred."
The shooting might have involved Armenian gangs, said law enforcement sources who asked not to be identified.
A few hours before the shooting in Valley Village, two men were fatally shot in a nearby town, Herrera said.
The shooter was not arrested by Saturday night.
Herrera said the two shooting incidents were not related.