A man was fatally shot during a struggle with four men who were trying to steal his bicycle outside a Palmdale restaurant, authorities said Wednesday.
The shooting occurred in the 1800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Kelvin Moody.
The 41-year-old man died at a hospital, said Deputy Guillermina Saldana. His name was withheld pending notification of his relatives.
The victim saw four men trying to steal his bicycle, and he tried to intervene, Saldana said.
“He was physically assaulted by all four suspects,” the deputy said. “During the assault, one of the suspects shot the victim multiple times in the torso.”
According to witnesses at the scene, the suspects — who remain at large — appeared to be gang members, Saldana said.
Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, (323) 890-5500; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.
—Staff and wire reports