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A man who was shot and killed in a car-to-car shooting Friday morning was just outside the apartment in which he lived with his girlfriend and her daughter. Friends and family members describe how they learned of the shooting. Toni Guinyard reports from Boyle Heights for the NBC4 News at noon on Friday, June 29, 2012.
A driver found dead in a car in Boyle Heights appears to the be the victim of a car-to-car shooting, according to police.
Authorities told NBC4 they have identified a "person of interest" in the case. Police told NBC4 they want to speak with the former boyfriend of the victim's girlfriend.
The victim was identified as 24-year-old Joe David Lobos, according to the coroner's office.
The shooting, which authorities said they do not consider gang-related, occurred at about 1 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Dacotah Street. The 20- to 30-year-old victim was found in the driver's seat of a Chevrolet Cavalier.
"It appears that it was a car-to-car shooting," said Capt. Daryl Russell.
The victim was about one block from his home. He was returning from work to the apartment into which he moved just a few months ago with his girlfriend and her daughter.
The vehicle was in the middle of the intersection, according to detectives.
Police described the shooter's vehicle as a black Ford Explorer. Both vehicles were traveling east on Olympic Boulevard.