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41-year-old Victory Nguyen arrested after shooting from apartment rooftop in Marina del Rey

The motive behind the random shooting remains unclear.



A suspected gunman has been apprehended after reportedly firing shots from the rooftop of a Marina del Rey apartment building, triggering an active-shooter response.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) received a shooting report from the Marina 41 Apartments located in the 4100 block of Via Marina around 10:15 p.m.

LASD stated that the suspect was indiscriminately firing from the rooftop of the apartment building.

Police were informed by witnesses that the shooter discharged approximately 30 to 50 or more rounds and was equipped with multiple firearms, including AR-15 rifles, several pistols, and ammunition.

As per a report from the City News Service, it was alleged that the shooter was live-streaming the incident on social media.

In response, deputies closed off surrounding streets, such as Via Dolce and Via Marina south of Washington Boulevard, and advised nearby residents to seek shelter in place, according to Sgt. Tim Gannon of the sheriff’s Marina del Rey station.

The suspect was apprehended at approximately 1:30 a.m. As of early Sunday morning, authorities have not disclosed the suspect’s identity.

Eyewitnesses identified the shooter as a 41-year-old self-employed chef named Victory Nguyen, known for specializing in “organic traditional Vietnamese cuisine.”

The motive behind the random shooting remains unclear.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Individuals with information are urged to reach out to the Marina Del Rey sheriff’s station at 310-482-6000.