Authorities continued their search Saturday for the person who fatally shot a 19-uear-old man and critically wounded a woman in a Pacoima-area shooting.
The attack took place about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday as the pair were riding in a northbound Honda Civic in the 10800 block of Sutter Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“As the Honda Civic passed up the street, a suspect emerged from parked vehicles and fired multiple rounds at the Honda,” police said in a statement.
“The Honda Civic continued northbound on Sutter Avenue and eastbound on Pinney Street,” police said. “The driver left the car parked in the middle of the street near the 13000 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in front of Fire Station 98.”
The driver ran from the scene, and paramedics took the wounded man and woman to a hospital, where the man died, police said. The woman, about 20, was hospitalized in critical condition. Her name was not released. The deceased’s name was withheld pending notifications of next of kin.
On Friday, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the fatally wounded man as Jonathan Peralta, 19, of Pacoima.
No arrests were reported, and no suspect description was available.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 818-834-3105, or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.