One killed, four hurt at pre-BET Awards Party
A man was killed and four others were injured early Sunday in a shooting during a pre-show party for the BET Awards in East Hollywood, according to the LA Police Department.
Officers were called at 5:17 a.m. when gunfire rang out at Monalizza Restaurant and Banquet Hall, located at 1161 North Vermont Avenue.
Lavell L.Smith, 33, died at the scene.
Paramedics rushed two people to a hospital, according to the L.A. Fire Department. Their conditions were not released, reported CBS LA.
Officials say the gunman remains at large and the shooting could be gang-related.
The shooting was the second attack reported at a BET-related event over the weekend. LAPD reports a man was stabbed Saturday night during a pre-show party at Lure Nightclub in Hollywood. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The BET Awards will be televised at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Nokia Theatre in Downtown L.A.