A 50-year-old charity worker who was gunned down Tuesday evening while going door-to-door to collect donations for painting curbs in front of homes in Norwalk was identified as Matthew Glover Wednesday.
The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 14400 block of Dinard Avenue, according to a news released from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities have only said the victim was a 50-year-old white man, but Care for the Children President Robert Henderson identified Glover as the man who was shot.
Glover, who was collecting donations for painting addresses on curbs when he was killed, also would deliver boxes of food to seniors during the day, Henderson said.
He described Glover as "a very likable guy."
Glover's friends told KTLA that the shooting was an evil act.
"I see it as something demonic," said Robert Henderson, Glover's friend. "Somebody that could just kill someone randomly like that, that's evil. I cried, I cried. It's just the shock, I don't know what to do."
Glover died at the scene after being shot multiple times, according to the authorities.
The shooting has left family and friends with confusion and heartache, according to Henderson.
"I don't understand why anyone would want to hurt him. He didn't have any enemy in the world," said Henderson.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, told KTLA that five to eight gunshots were fired.
“We’re scared,” said Julie Tolhurst, who also lives in the area. Tuesday's incident was the second deadly shooting in the neighborhood in the past five years, Tolhurst said.
Authorities are searching for two suspects, both Latino men in their early 20s, sheriff's officials said. They are believed to be driving a late-model, four-door white sedan.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
KTLA's Mariel Turner contributed to this story.