The family and coworkers of a man found shot to death inside his pickup truck in Pacoima were in disbelief as police investigated the crime scene Thursday.
"I thought he crashed or something," said coworker Rafael Orozco. "I never think that somebody kill him."
Police received a report of a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Vaughn Street and Glenoaks Boulevard around 5:20 a.m.
When officers arrived on scene a man in his 40s -- who has not yet been identified by authorities -- was found slumped over a steering wheel in a 1965 Dodge pickup truck. He was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound, officials said.
Bullet holes could be seen in the window of the truck. Investigators said it appears the shooter was behind the truck and fired through the back window. It was unclear if the other shooter was on foot or in another vehicle.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate. No suspect information was available.
Family members were gathering at the scene Thursday morning, and co-workers were shocked when they heard of the man's death.
The man had reportedly left his girlfriend's house and was headed to work.
Greg Bennett, the owner of Bennet Pool & Spa, said the man worked as a tile setter for the company for four years. After not showing up to go on a job, employees went looking for the man.
"I was looking for him because we were supposed to be going to work at 5:30. And I was calling him 20 times. He never answered the phone," Orozco said.
Bennett and other employees eventually found him dead in his truck.
"They don't know what they did," Orozco said. "Very nice person. It's not fair what they did."
Neighbors in the area are puzzled and hope the shooter is brought to justice.
"(Imagine) waking up to a phone call (saying) your husband, or your brother, or your uncle is dead. Your son is dead," said neighbor Savannah Hernandez, whose home surveillance video may be of help in the investigation because of its proximity to the crime scene.
Michelle Valles contributed to this report.