A man was shot to death while riding a bicycle along the Los Angeles River bicycle path in Bell Gardens in what appears to be a gang-related killing, authorities said Tuesday.
The shooting was reported at 6:26 p.m. Monday along the bike path west of the Long Beach (710) Freeway and north of Firestone Boulevard, said Deputy Crystal Hernandez of the LA Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The man was riding a bicycle on the dirt path adjacent to the Los Angeles River just west of the Long Beach Freeway when “the suspect approached him on foot and shot him,” Hernandez said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.
The suspect was described as a man wearing dark clothing who ran to a vehicle on the Long Beach Freeway and rode off southbound and out of view, Hernandez said.
“The incident appears to be gang-related,” she said.
—City News Service