Police Monday sought the public's help in identifying whoever shot and killed a bicyclist who died in the arms of a family member in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.
The shooting was reported about 10:05 p.m. Sunday in front of 4707 W. 17th St., between La Brea Avenue and West Boulevard, Sgt. R. Hillard of the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Station said.
Steven Lopez, 22, of Los Angeles died at the scene, the coroner's office reported.
Officers dispatched to investigate a call of shots fired found the fatally wounded Lopez being cradled in the arms of a family member, according to the LAPD.
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Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Two men wearing dark clothing approached Lopez from behind and fired shots at him, wounding him three or four times, Hillard said.
The suspects fled the scene, he said. The motive was not known.
Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call West Bureau Homicide investigators at 213-392-9470.
After-hours and on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-247. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS.