Motorcyclist Shot, Killed in Wilmington; Gunman Sought

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Police asked the public for help Monday in their search for a gunman who fatally shot a motorcyclist in Wilmington the night before.

Investigators respond to the scene of a fatal shooting in Wilmington on May 22, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

Investigators respond to the scene of a fatal shooting in Wilmington on May 22, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of West D Street and Gulf Avenue, said Sgt. Pinel with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Responding officers found the motorcyclist, later identified by the Police Department as 34-year-old Julio Cesar Pena, down in the street with multiple gunshot wounds, Pinel said.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department pronounced Pena dead at the scene, according to a news release from LAPD.

Investigators believe the gunman approached Pena, who was riding his motorcycle home, while he was at a four-way stop.

The gunman stepped off the curb and shot Pena several times before Pena lost control of his motorcycle, the new release stated.

No details on the gunman or a motive for the shooting were immediately available.

Anyone with information was asked to contact investigators at 310-726-7882, or 310-726-7880.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).