Man Fatally Shot While Parking Car in Boyle Heights

A man was killed late Friday in a parking lot in Boyle Heights, police said.

Officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon shooting about 11:15 p.m. at a parking lot located at 2862 Camulos Place, the Los Angeles Police Department told KTLA.

The victim, who has only been identified as a 31-year-old hispanic man, was parking his car when he was approached by a gunman who shot at him.

The victim was struck in the upper torso and died at the scene.

It's unclear what led up to the shooting.

The gunman fled the scene.

While police were investigating, an officer was directed to a suspect with a gun and a foot chase ensued. The officer lost track of the suspect and a perimeter was set up, LAPD Lt. Ryan Whiteman said.

Investigators are working to determine if the shooting was gang-related.

No other information was released.

KTLA's Geoff Peters contributed to this story.