Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Authorities on Thursday identified a man killed in a gang-related shooting in the parking lot of a Cudahy laundromat.

It happened about 9:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 8000 block of Wilcox Avenue Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Trina Schrader said.

Alfonso Ortiz, 34, of Bell Gardens died at the scene, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

Ortiz was walking through the laundromat parking lot when a vehicle approached him, the front passenger exited and pulled a handgun,” Schrader said.

“The suspect shot the victim and fled the scene heading westbound on Santa Ana Street,” she said.

Detailed descriptions of the male suspects were not released and Schrader did not disclose why investigators believe the shooting was gang- related.

—Staff and wire reports

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