Authorities Monday sought public help in their search for the killer of a 29-year-old man who was shot in the back on a Pacoima street.
The shooting was reported at 9:06 p.m. Sunday in the 12700 block of Mercer Street, near Borden Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers found Ismael Gutierrez, of Pacoima, on the sidewalk. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
Witnesses told officers they heard a car approach the victim, then at least one gunshot.
The suspect may have fled toward Borden Avenue, police reported, but no description was released.
Anyone with information about the shooting was encouraged to call Detective Eloy Navarro, in the Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-9550. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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