SUN VALLEY, Calif. – A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in a department store parking lot in Sun Valley, and authorities Tuesday sought the public’s help to find his killer.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division responded at 9:58 p.m. Monday to a shots fired call at a Kohl’s department store at 8501 Laurel Canyon Blvd. near Roscoe Boulevard where they learned the victim was shot while sitting in a white Chrysler van, LAPD Officer Lizeth Lomeli told City News Service.
Police said a female passenger drove the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld, pending notification of relatives.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing about 250 pounds, and he wore a “light blue medical mask,” police said.
According to police, the suspect approached the victims, fired one shot from a handgun, and in a dark vehicle. NBC 4 reported witnesses said a Dodge Charger was seen driving away from the scene.
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.