An innocent bystander who had just gotten off work was killed in a car-to-car shooting in Canoga Park, a Los Angeles Police Department detective said Wednesday.
The stray bullet struck the man as he sat in a vehicle near Sherman Way and Eton Avenue (map) just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Detective Dave Peteque said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The victim had just left work, according to police.
He was identified as Eduardo Rebolledo-Ramirez, 33, by the county coroner's office.
Multiple friends who work near the man's place of employment, AOL Heating and Air Inc., located close to the scene of the shooting, also identified the victim. They said he was a father to two children.
Candles and flowers were left at the scene of the shooting on Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators were speaking with people who were in the vehicle that may have been the intended target, Peteque said. Multiple rounds were fired.
The shooter or shooters were in a vehicle driving northbound on Eton Avenue when gunfire was directed at a group of individuals in a car in front of the first vehicle, an LAPD news release stated. One of the bullets struck the victim, and the car drove off in an unknown direction.
The police news release said the victim was "caught in gang crossfire."
Anyone with information was asked to call Peteque at 818-756-4869. During no-business hours or on the weekends, calls could be made to 877-527-3247.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous could call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, text "LAPD" and the tip to 274637, or visit LAPDonline.org and click “webtips."
KTLA's Mike McGregor and Melissa Pamer contributed to this report.