Authorities are looking for answers Monday after a man was fatally shot while driving and crashed the vehicle into a tree in the front yard of a home in Palmdale.

Deputies were dispatched at 2:52 p.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of Springline Drive regarding a call of a traffic collision. They came upon a man in his 20s seated inside the car suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

It was determined that he lost control of the car and crashed, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was unknown if the assault was gang-related.

Sheriff’s officials said a man was seen running from the car after it crashed into the tree. It was unknown if he was the suspect or another victim, and there was no further description.

The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 323-890-5500.

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