80-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Encino

Police were still unsure how and why a shooting happened inside of the victim's mansion

An 80-year-old man was fatally shot on Thursday in an Encino neighborhood and police were still investigating why someone would have killed him.

The incident happened at 2:30 a.m. at the victim's mansion in the 5300 block of Andasol Avenue in Encino, police said.

Harvey Cohen was identified as the man who was shot and wounded. He died at a hospital.

LAPD spokesman Cleon Joseph told NBC4 that the victim may have confronted an intruder, but police later said they were no longer sure whether the shooting was the result of a home invasion.

Police said they found a .45-caliber gun shell casing in the kitchen of the home.

Encino is an upscale neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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