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One dead in Lancaster shooting


A shooting in Lancaster this week left one man dead and another person wounded.

Paramedics sent to the 1100 block of West Avenue J-8 at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a shooting took a wounded person to a hospital, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Timothy Couch of Lancaster died at the scene. A 76-year-old man who was injured was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

“The investigators learned both victims were involved in an altercation at a residence,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement. “During the altercation, the 76-year-old victim was struck with a blunt instrument and the (other) victim had been shot. There is no suspect outstanding.”

No further details were immediately available at press time. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or online at