Off-Duty LAX Traffic Officer Shot, Killed in South L.A.; Suspect Remains at Large: LAPD

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A Los Angeles International Airport traffic officer was fatally shot while off duty Wednesday night in South L.A., officials said.

Police respond to the scene where an off-duty LAX traffic officer was fatally shot on Feb. 1, 2017. (Credit: OnScene)

Police respond to the scene where an off-duty LAX traffic officer was fatally shot on Feb. 1, 2017. (Credit: OnScene)

The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. around W 76th and Main streets in the Florence area of L.A., according to Los Angeles Police Officer Sal Ramirez.

The victim was standing near the road when a gunman opened fire from the middle of the street.

The victim was shot in the head, torso and groin, Ramirez said. He was transported to California Hospital, but there he succumbed to his injuries and died, authorities said.

Police have not identified the 40-year-old victim.

The shooter fled the scene, according to Ramirez, who did not have a description of the gunman.

It was not immediately clear whether the incident was gang related, he said.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this article.

Correction: A previous version had incorrect information about the victim’s job at LAX. This story has been updated.