A man of about 30 was shot and killed in Woodland Hills, possibly in the course of a carjacking, and police searched Wednesday for a suspect.
The shooting was reported about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 23000 block of Leonora Drive, near Royer Avenue, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department.
A dark charcoal or black newer-model Dodge Challenger police believe was connected to the incident was located abandoned about five miles away at Overland and Stonegate drives and a Middle Eastern man, 5 feet 10 inches tall wearing a black jacket and dark pants, possibly jeans, was seen getting into a gray Mercedes-Benz hardtop that headed eastbound on Stonegate Drive, Im said.
The victim was unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound when he was located, Im said.
“He was bloody, he didn’t look like he was coming back,” witness Sam Kindseth told ABC7. “As soon as it happened I was non-stop shaking.”
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Im, who said officers were investigating the possibility that he was the victim of a carjacking.