Altadena

Man Fatally Shot in Altadena, Killer Remains at Large

Neighbors believe the victim lived in the area.

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A man died after being shot Sunday in Altadena, and homicide detectives were searching for his killer.

The victim was found in the 500 block of Figueroa Drive at about 2 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The investigation revealed that the man was driving northbound on Canyada Avenue when someone shot at his car, according to LASD Lt. Scott Hoglund. He then drove about a block and a half where neighbors ran to help.

The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It was not immediately clear if he was targeted.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening, and no suspect information was available.

Video from the scene showed two men were apparently being detained in the neighborhood, but it was not clear if they were connected in any way to the deadly shooting.

At a nearby home, authorities were attempting to get the residents to come out, Hoglund said. However, officials would not say whether they believed the shooter was inside the residence.

The victim's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin. LASD stated he was 45 years old.

Neighbors also said he was from the area and that his family lives a few blocks away.

Anyone with information on this shooting was asked to call the LASD homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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