Driver Flees, Leaves Victim in Car at Hospital

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. -- A gunshot victim died at Mission Community Hospital after being driven there early Monday by another man, who ran away after telling emergency room staff that the victim was in the car.

Mario Andrade, 47, of Panorama City, was brought to the hospital at 14850 Roscoe Blvd. about 2:15 a.m. and died a short time later, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities were looking for the man who drove Andrade to the hospital and left behind a red 1991 Nissan Stanza four-door sedan, Eisenman said. Investigators do not know where the shooting occurred, she said.

Anyone knowing more about the case was urged to call Mission Area homicide detectives at 818-838-9810, or 877-LAPD-24-7.

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