Los Angeles police are searching Monday morning for a whomever shot and killed a man who was trying to stop a vandal who was scrawling graffiti at a church.
A second man was also wounded and is hospitalized in stable condition.
The shooting occurred Sunday night at a storefront chruch in Filipinotown. The two men were challenging the vandal when they were shot. The man who died was in his 20s; the second man is in his 40s, police said.
KABC reports that while the two churchgoers were talking to the vandal, a second person came up from behind and open fired.
The church is located near the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Reno Street.