A man died after being shot in an ambush in a residential neighborhood of Glendale late Monday, authorities said.
The fatal attack took place about 9:10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Boynton Street, near Palmer Avenue, Glendale Police Department Sgt. Dan Suttles said.
Two men had been visiting someone in the neighborhood for dinner, the sergeant said. The shooting occurred as they were leaving.
"They were approached from behind. One of them was shot," Suttles said.
Though multiple shots were fired, the victim's companion was unhurt.
Police initially described the shooter as a white man in his 50s, wearing a dark shirt, a hat and glasses. Police later additionally described him as 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build, and "unshaven."
He was last seen fleeing on foot.
"There's no indication the victims knew the suspect, but it's very, very early in the investigation," Suttles said.
A motive was not clear.
Police have not released the victim's name, but said he was 28 years old and a Glendale resident.
Anyone with information can reach Glendale police at 818-548-4840.