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Bernard C.J. Gillis, 20

Bernard C.J. Gillis, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed early on New Year's Day when a gunman opened fire at a house party in Hawthorne, according to authorities.

The shooting occurred about an hour after midnight at the corner of 135th Street and Cerise Avenue

When police stopped a vehicle that sped away from the residence they found Gillis with a gunshot wound, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 

Three other victims, some of the roughly 40 people who gathered for the New Year’s Eve party, were hospitalized with gunshot wounds that authorities described as non-life-threatening. 

Investigators didn’t immediately have any information on a suspect or a motive.

-- Marisa Gerber

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