Shooter Kills Man, Opens Fire on Witness in Lynwood

A man was shot and killed in the 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood on Thursday, July 24, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

A man was shot and killed in the 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood on Thursday, July 24, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

A man was mortally wounded Thursday evening in Lynwood by a shooter who also opened fire on a witness, authorities said. The witness was not struck by the gunfire.

Deputies responded about 6:43 p.m. to a call reporting a gunshot victim in the 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard (map), less than a mile north of the 105 Freeway, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The deputies found a man lying on a sidewalk, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the release said. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 35-year-old man had attempted to follow the shooter after the victim was hit, and the witness’ pickup truck was struck when the shooter fired upon him, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The shooter was last seen running eastbound on Norton Avenue.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.