(L.A.) Vardan Tofalyan, 30, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2010-02356

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 30-year-old Armenian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Vardan Tofalyan.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds

RIP VARDAN TOFALYAN (November 18, 1979 – April 3, 2010)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 5:58 p.m.

The suspect Nerses Arthur Galstyan was responsible for killing four people that day. The shooting happened at a banquet hall. Three victims died on scene, while one was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Galstyan and his brother, Sam Galstyan, were with a group of guests remembering Artiom Tashchian, who died the previous year in a car crash. After visiting the gravesite, the mourning party moved to the Hot Spot restaurant in Valley Village for lunch.

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