A man was killed after a shooting outside of a Burger King in South Los Angeles Friday afternoon.
The victim is a 48-year-old man, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His identity has not been released.
Officers responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon at the fast food restaurant located on Vernon and Figueroa Street around 3:20 p.m. When police arrived, the victim was found in the parking lot, unconscious and not breathing, said LAPD.
He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.
Two teenage suspects were seen running westbound from Figueroa, police said. The suspects are described only as Black and Hispanic males around 18 to 19 years old.
Police say the victim parked his SUV in front of the eatery and walked across the drive-thru to a bus stop where the suspects were located. They engaged in some sort of verbal dispute that eventually escalated into a shooting.
“One of the individuals produced a handgun and began to shoot,” said Lt. Byron Roberts with the South Bureau Homicide Division.
The victim collapsed in the parking lot just a short distance from his car, authorities said. He lived about a mile and a half from where he was gunned down.
Sky5 video showed a large police presence surrounding the Burger King restaurant. Some possible bullet shell casings were seen in the drive-thru lane.
Police believe the shooting is gang-related, although it’s unclear whether the suspects and the victim had prior contact before the incident.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses in hopes to identify the shooter.
The teen suspects remain at large and the fatal incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD South Bureau Homicide Division at 323-786-5100.