A gunman was at large after a man was shot dead on the street in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday, police said.
The victim was standing outside a residential complex at 7427 S. Figueroa St. when the shooter drove up and discharged rounds from a handgun around 6:50 p.m., L.A. Police Officer Jeff Lee said.
The victim, a black man in his 50s, was struck in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Lee said.
The suspect, also a black man in his 50s, fled the scene in an unknown direction, officials said.
The only suspect description available was that the man was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt.
Lee said the killing appears to be gang-related.
Investigators remained at the scene after 9:30 p.m., and the road was taped off and closed to through traffic.
No further details were immediately available.