A man who collapsed and died in front of a Valley Glen home managed to walk about two blocks after being shot in the chest in a nearby parking lot, police said Wednesday.
The victim was apparently in a parking lot in a shopping center with several other people near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Woodman Avenue when an argument broke out and someone opened fire, an official told KTLA.
Police responded to the area after receiving a shots fired call but found no evidence of a shooting at the time, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Jim Setzer said.
About 30 to 45 minutes later, a passerby called police and reported a wounded man about two blocks away on Sylvan Avenue, Setzer said.
Police found the victim, described as an Armenian man in his early to mid 40s, deceased at the scene with a single gunshot wound to his chest, Setzer said.
It was unclear where the man was trying to go, or if he lived in the area.
Investigators were seen going door to door searching for witnesses.
“It was disturbing,” neighbor Aruna Malhotra told KTLA. “There was blood over all over the place.”
Police also planned to check nearby homes and businesses for surveillance video.
No description of the shooter was available.
KTLA's Cindy Von Quednow contributed to this story.