NORTH HILLS, Calif. – A man was shot to death during a dispute with another man at a North Hills motel, authorities said Monday.
The motel advertises itself as “LGBTQ” friendly.
The shooting was reported about 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the 8400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.
The victim suffered a chest wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
The victim was believed to have been 35 years old, the officer said. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.
The suspect left the scene and remained at large, he said.
“According to witnesses, the suspect approached the victim in the parking lot of the motel and fired at him multiple times before fleeing on foot toward Sepulveda Boulevard,” police said in a statement.
The suspect was described only as a man in his mid-20s. A motive for the crime was not known.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call LAPD Valley Bureau homicide detectives at 818-374-9550, or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org .
2UrbanGirls contributed to this report.