Man Found Dead in Car by Deputies Responding to Shots Fired Call in East L.A. Area

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in an unincorporated area of East Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in an unincorporated area of East Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The body of a man shot multiple times was found inside a car that apparently crashed in an alley in an unincorporated area of East Los Angeles early Monday morning.

Deputies responded to the 500 block of South Atlantic Boulevard about 12:30 a.m. after receiving a shots fired call, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department LT. Charles Calderaro said.

The victim, identified only as a male Hispanic about 30 years old, was found in the driver’s seat of a gray compact vehicle.

“It appears the vehicle was possibly coming southbound through the alley when he was engaged,” Calderaro said.

The vehicle appeared to have been traveling at a low rate of speed and most likely crashed after the shooting, Calderaro said.

The victim had been shot multiple times in the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No description of the shooter or shooters was immediately available.

Investigators are searching the area for witnesses or any possible surveillance video.

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