WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – A person was found shot in a vehicle in West Hollywood Friday, has died of his injuries, after having been shot near the Beverly Center.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responding to reports of a possible shooting were flagged down by a pedestrian about 5:25 p.m. in the area of San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards, near West Hollywood Park, where they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound inside a black Cadillac Escalade SUV, Deputy Alejandra Parra of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau told City News Service.
Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene and took the person to a hospital, where he later died of his wounds. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Sheriff’s investigators working with the Los Angeles Police Department determined the shooting originally occurred within the police department’s jurisdiction at a gas station in the area of La Cienega and Beverly boulevards, near the Beverly Center.
The LAPD reported that a suspect who was sitting in their vehicle fired at the victim, who then fled the gas station in his Cadillac to the area of San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards.
Events leading up to the shooting were under investigation.
ABC7 reported one person was detained at the West Hollywood scene, but the LAPD could not immediately confirm that person’s connection to the shooting.