A homicide investigation was underway early Tuesday, hours after a man was found shot to death on the lawn in front of his Baldwin Park residence, an official with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Officers with the Baldwin Park Police Department responded to the 3800 block of Cosbey Street at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Monday to a report of shots fired, according to sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman.
When they arrived, they found the 37-year-old male victim suffering from gunshot wounds, Coleman said during an early morning news conference.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Coleman, two people were seen fleeing onto Earl Avenue.
Investigators were then "able to develop information that there were some individuals on a residence in Earl who may have been associated with the incident," he said.
A search warrant was written and a sheriff's SWAT team was called to the 13200 block of Earl Avenue. Residents inside the home voluntarily came out at that time, according to the lieutenant.
Several individuals were detained, but Coleman emphasized that no arrests have been made.
It was still not known whether the victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was targeted or if the attack was random.
“All we know is the individual walked out of his house and was outside on the lawn for a couple of minutes and several shots were heard," Coleman said.
According to Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano, the homicide was the first in the area in 2015.
"This affects a very tranquil community in general, and specifically in this particular area, which normally is very family-oriented," he said.
The shooting remained under investigation.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to provide tips anonymously have been encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-8477.
KTLA's Alberto Mendez contributed to this story.