- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who shot and killed four people during a memorial gathering at a Los Angeles restaurant has been sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole.

Nerses Galstyan (NER’-sees gal-STEE’-an) was sentenced Tuesday for the 2010 shootings in Valley Village.

Galstyan, who’s an Armenian citizen, opened fire on other guests during an argument at a restaurant where people had gathered to remember a friend killed in a traffic crash.

Prosecutors say Galstyan fired 50 shots, killing four people and wounding two.

His attorney argued the 33-year-old shot in self-defense after someone pulled a gun on him.

But the judge called the shooting callous and unprovoked and noted that some victims were shot in the back.

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