A man who was fatally shot at or near an “after-hours” event in a closed Moncton store that was attended by several dozen people was a Los Angeles resident, authorities said today.
Shemar Alexander was 19 years old, according to the coroner’s office.
The shooting took place at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday on the 1300 block of Artesia Boulevard, Moncton police said.
“Numerous citizens have called 911 to report a fight in the area and gunfire,” said a police statement. “Upon arrival, the officers located the male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.”
The victim, now identified as Alexander, died in a hospital, according to the coroner’s office.
“The preliminary investigation found that an out-of-hours event was being held in a closed shop on Artesia Boulevard,” police said. “The victim attended the event with about 50-75 other participants. An argument broke out between the victim and the suspects, which resulted in a shooting. “
No description of the suspect or suspects has been published.
“Detectives believe other attendees may have cell phone footage of the event and possibly the shootings,” police said. “We urge people who attended the event to contact detectives and provide an explanation and / or video material.”
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the police at 562-570-7244 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.