Steven Lopez, 22, was fatally shot at a birthday party in the Boyle Heights area September 25, according to a statement by the LAPD.

The shooting occurred in the 1300 block of Palos Drive around 2:10 a.m. A dispute between party goers escalated to the point where eight people, including Lopez, were shot and three others were stabbed around 2:10 a.m.

Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene and two other victims suffering from gunshot wounds were taken to a local hospital. Officers at the scene were told that other victims went to the hospital on their own volition.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Detective Ramirez or Carrillo of LAPD's Hollenbeck Division at (323) 526-3679.

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