Man Fatally Shot in Boyle Heights: LAPD

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A 31-year-old man was fatally shot in Boyle Heights early Monday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

LAPD officials investigate a fatal shooting in Boyle Heights on March 20, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting was reported about 7 a.m. near the intersection of 8th and Fresno streets, Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA.

Six shots were heard coming from a black Honda in the area and police found the victim next to his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, identified as Jose Fernando Arellano, of Bloomington, died at the scene, police said.

Arellano was apparently visiting a friend in the area when he was shot.

“We were sound asleep and woke up to the gunfire,” neighbor Richard Kassarian told KTLA. He described the shots as “rapid fire.”

“We heard the guy holler out,” he said.

Video taken after the incident showed several people in the area, including children wearing backpacks. Police converged at the scene, while the body was covered with a pink blanket.

Officials don't believe the shooting is gang-related, but the motive remains unclear. No arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with information can call homicide investigators at 323 342-8964.

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