Authorities Tuesday identified a 37-year-old man who was fatally shot, by an assailant who remains at large, while sitting with a group of friends in a San Pedro apartment complex courtyard.
Miguel Ruiz was shot about 9:10 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of South Mesa Street, near West First Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A unidentified suspect, described only as a male, approached the group of friends and fired multiple rounds, fatally striking Ruiz and injuring two others, police said.
Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the other victims was taken to a hospital, and the third victim declined medical treatment.
Authorities believe the suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle, but no description or motive was released.
Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department Harbor area Detective Killingsworth or Detective Cortez at 310-726-7879 or 310-726-7889. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.
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