A man who died in an alleyway in Bell Tuesday night was involved in an exchange of gunfire with a person who fled the scene, officials said Wednesday.
The shooting occurred in the 6200 block of Orchard Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
Bell police officers initially responded to a “shots fired” call and discovered a man in a rear alley who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
The man, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Our victim and another individual were exchanging gunfire,” said Lt. Steve Jauch with the Sheriff’s Department.
A woman who lives near the shooting site told KTLA she heard seven or eight gunshots.
Video from the scene showed two bicycles were left in the street following the shooting.
Investigators were searching for witnesses to the shooting, but had yet to find any details about the other person involved, Jauch said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).