Two gunmen kicked in a Hollywood man’s apartment door and shot him, prompting the victim to jump out of his window as the men fled on foot late Thursday, according to Los Angeles police.
The shooting was reported about 11 p.m. on Wilcox Avenue just north of Sunset Boulevard.
When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as 21-year-old Brian Delatorre, lying in an alley next to his apartment building. He had jumped out of the window of the one-story apartment, Los Angeles Police Department homicide Lt. John Radtke said.
He was transported to a hospital where he was declared dead.
Police searched for the two killers, described as Hispanic and in their 20s. One was wearing a Dodgers-style jacket.
Two men who fit that description were detained a few blocks away at Selma and Ivar avenues, outside a nightclub. They were taken to Hollywood Station for questioning, Radtke said.
Police believe the shooting could be gang-related. The victim was associated with a gang, Radtke said.