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1 Victim of Northridge Shooting Identified

Louis Villegas, 25, of Reseda, was killed in the attack, which happened just after midnight Tuesday.

Authorities Wednesday released the name of a man who was killed when a gunman opened fire on a car stopped on the side of a road in Northridge.

Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter identified the man as Louis Villegas, 25, of Reseda. Three of Villegas' companions were wounded, but survived the shooting, which was reported near the intersection of Balboa Boulevard and Parthenia Street just after midnight Tuesday.

Vellegas and the survivors, a man and two women, were in a Lexus that was parked alongside Balboa because one the occupants had to relieve himself, according to detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Station.

The gunman was on foot when he opened fire. At least one round struck an occupied residence, according to reports from the scene. The motive for the shooting was not immediately determined.

Click here to see video reporting on the attack.

coledude September 27, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Maybe someone did not like a bunch of people making noise and peeing in his yard at 2:00 am..
yesi September 29, 2012 at 03:16 AM
A tleast get the victim's name right, it's Villegas not Vellegas...
jessica October 01, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Don't you have anything better to do then to make a fucking joke out of my families loss?
Mama October 08, 2012 at 05:58 PM
I live in that area and heard the gun shot itt so sad when I knew what really happen R.I.p. Mr Louis and sorry for your loss Jessica hopefully the police catch the gunman soon everyday I drove by that spot I saw the flowers n candels I feel so sad and I will pray for you .
anita December 27, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Man like I said before never did I ever imagine him being taken away like this I know its been 3 months but my boy I just found out about this tragedy I have been away and recently asked about Louis n here I am. Realizing the sad truth,remembering all the good times we had. He was a funny young man,wish this would of never happened. I remember u picking me up in ur mama's car and jut chilling talking about these hoes and those chumps. Rest In Peace Louis Villegas
mayra January 16, 2013 at 04:23 AM
I can't believe what happen its soo sad he was a good person and a ex boyfriend now matter what we both love eachother. I miss you so much I will see him everyday walking around my house. Hope to see that guy in prison or dead. Louis I have ur name tatted on me. R.I.p Louis I will always have you in my heart.
Girl January 17, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Does anyone know where he was burried at? I can't believe this shit. It breaks my heart he was a real definition of the word homie always had my back I will never forget you Dopes!!
Louis' Brother January 28, 2013 at 01:41 AM
You are one rude, heartless asshole. Shove your opinion and fine something better to do with your time. Obviously you feel its your god given right to share you're opinion and disregard human life. Good luck with your ways and FUCK YOU GENTLY WITH CHAINSAW. Sincerely Louis' Brother

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