A man who was fatally shot in Highland Park was identified Tuesday, but a motive remained unclear.
Alfred Raymond Montes, 43, died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported about 5:10 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Avenue 52, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers called to the location to investigate a report of shots fired were met by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel who were treating Montes, to no avail, police said.
“The investigation has shown the victim was walking on the north side of North Avenue 52 when was struck by gunfire,” according to an LAPD statement.
A light-colored sedan was seen traveling east on the avenue, police said.
No suspect information was released, and Montes’ place of residence was not immediately available.
Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call (323) 561-3321 to speak with Detective Soria or Detective Martinez of the LAPD’s Northeast Homicide Division.
After-hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-247.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.
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