Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man outside of a Bank of America in Paramount late Friday morning, authorities said.
About 10:55 a.m., Lakewood Station deputies were dispatched to a report of a gunshot victim in a parking lot in the 15900 block of Paramount Boulevard, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
When they located the victim, he was on his back between vehicles and appeared to have been shot in the upper torso, according to the release.
Deputies and responding paramedics rendered aid to the man, but their efforts were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members identified him as 38-year-old Abdul Sadek.
The victim was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner as Abd Alla Thabet.
He had gone to the bank to make a deposit and was talking on the phone with a loved one when he was shot, family said.
Video from the scene showed officials investigating an area outside of the bank. Multiple witnesses reported that the shooting appeared to be connected to a robbery, though sheriff’s officials told KTLA they did not think that was the case.
Two men confronted the victim before the shooting, investigators said, providing no additional details.
Authorities were still working to determine a motive. A suspect description also was not immediately released.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information can contact homicide detectives at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 800-222-8477 or by visiting http://lacrimestoppers.org.
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this report.