Man Fatally Shot While Waiting for Pizza May Have Been Targeted: Police

Police think a man who was shot and killed Tuesday night outside of his Woodland Hills home while waiting for pizza with his family was targeted by the gunman.

There were at least 12 seperate calls regarding shots fired from neighbors at around 11:45 p.m. in the 4900 block of Medina Road, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Division.

The homeowner was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Los Angeles County Coroner identified the man as 37-year-old Hovik Krboyan of Woodland Hills.

Police said the gunman or gunmen either knocked on the door or rang the doorbell of the home. Krboyan, expecting a pizza delivery, opened the electronic gate that led up to the house and was confronted by the gunman, police said.

Krboyan was shot as he approached the gunman or gunmen, and then was chased to the side of his home where he was shot repeatedly. 

His wife and 9-year-old daughter were inside the house and were not hurt.

Police said they do not know how many people were responsible for the shooting, but they think Krboyan may have been targeted because the gunman or gunmen did not attempt to take anything or enter the house. 

"For him to open the door or the gate to let them in, ... you know, you won’t open the door for someone you don’t know, unless you’re expecting them,” said Lt. Mike Kozak of the Los Angeles Police Department.


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One resident, Kris Ohlenkamp, lives in the area and said crimes rarely happen in the neighborhood.

"I've been here six years. There's not been a single crime not even a car break in on this neighborhood," Ohlenkamp said. "It's a real quiet neighborhood. Everybody knows everybody."

Police said family members were showing up to the scene Wednesday morning.

Investigators were still determining the exact motive of the shooting.

Toni Guinyard contributed to this report.

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