Authorities sought the public’s help Tuesday to find one or more motorists involved in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in the Mid-City area.
The man, in his 30s, was struck about 10:10 p.m. Monday in the 5000 block of Venice Boulevard, and he died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and reports from the scene. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.
According to the LAPD, the pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk, was hit by a dark-colored SUV that was eastbound on Venice Boulevard.
“The vehicle continued eastbound (on) Venice Boulevard and failed to stop,” according to an LAPD statement. “A second dark-colored sports utility vehicle may have also been involved, but it has not been determined at this time.”
No description was available of either motorist. A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for help in solving fatal hit-and-run crimes.
Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the LAPD West Traffic Division at 213-473-0234, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.