A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A man who was fatally shot while driving a van in the Panorama City area was identified Wednesday, but his killer remains at large.

The gang-related shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Friday in the 14700 block of West Plummer Street, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Aareon Jefferson said.

Victor Garcia, 25, of Los Angeles died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office and the LAPD. It was unclear if the shots were fired from another vehicle or by someone standing near the van as it passed by, police said.

A front-seat passenger was shot and critically wounded and two other passengers — who were riding in the back of the van — were injured when the vehicle crashed.

Two of the four victims were gang members and said all were living in the San Fernando Valley, according to an LAPD statement.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (877) LAPD-247.

–City News Service

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