A 36-year-old man described as both a transient and a documented gang member was shot and killed early Wednesday morning in Reseda.
Officers responded about 4:30 a.m. to a shots fired call in the 18700 block of Vanowen Street, between Reseda Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue, and found the victim down on the south sidewalk, unconscious and not breathing, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Fire department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was approached on foot by the suspect as he stood on the sidewalk,” according to a police statement. “The suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots, striking the victim causing his death.”
The suspect then fled in an unknown type vehicle, police said. A description of the shooter was not made available.
“The victim is a documented gang member of a local San Fernando Valley Hispanic gang,” police said.
The man’s name was withheld pending family notifications.
Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque at 818-374-1934.
During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-24-7.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or lacrimestoppers.org.
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