Davion Craig Gregory, 24
Davion Gregory, a 24-year-old black man, died Sunday, Dec. 11, after he was shot in the 100 block of West Victoria Street in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gregory and two other men were walking toward the entrance of a warehouse about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, where people had gathered for what was billed as a “Naughty or Nice Pajama Jam” on social media, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Biddle.
As they walked up the driveway, at least one person began shooting, striking Gregory and the two men near him, Biddle said. Investigators believe the three men were friends who planned to attend the party.
The three were taken to a nearby hospital, where Gregory was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m., according to coroner’s records. His friends were treated for their injuries and released, said Sgt. Bill Cotter.
The event, which included security guards and a DJ, started at 9 p.m., Biddle said.
"There were a lot of women who showed up in pajama attire, and naked women running down the street when I showed up, but people don't want to talk to us about the warehouse," Cotter said. "If you drive by, it looks like just another business in an industrial complex."
Some people told investigators the event was a birthday party, Biddle said, but it had been advertised as a pay-to-enter event on social media.
Investigators don’t believe Gregory was an organizer of the event. They think he was just planning to attend, “but people aren’t talking, so we don’t know,” Cotter said.
About 160 people had gathered by the time the shooting occurred, Biddle said, but most ran from the warehouse, and no one reported seeing the shooting.
Gregory was involved in a gang, Cotter said, but investigators don’t know if the shooting was gang related or if Gregory was even the intended target.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.