A 50-year-old man was fatally shot sitting in his car Sunday in El Monte and the shooter was at large.

The attack happened about 12:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of Gilman Road, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Responding officers found the man sitting in the driver’s seat of his car suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest, Schrader said.

The victim, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives were assisting the El Monte Police Department with the homicide investigation, Schrader said.

A motive for the killing was unknown, and no suspect information was available.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the LASD homicide unit at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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