LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man who asked guests to stop flashing gang signs at his stepdaughter’s birthday party was gunned down, and Los Angeles police have arrested two suspects today.

The 51-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was hosting a birthday party for his 18-year-old stepdaughter in the 9900 block of Anzac Avenue, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Duane Kelliher of the Southeast station.

“Some guests showed up and we’re flashing gang signs. They were asked to leave. There was a shooting,” Kelliher said. “At least two people have been arrested and are now being questioned.”

The suspects’ names were not released.

The victim was shot in the chest at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a Los Angeles police watch commander at the Southeast Station said.