Man fatally shot while sitting in car in North Hills; search for killer underway

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Police are asking for help in their search for whoever fatally shot a man as he sat in his car in North Hills late Monday night.

Officers were in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Lassen Street about 11:45 p.m. when they heard gunshots nearby, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said.

The officers later came across a white Toyota Corolla stopped in the street near the intersection of North Columbus Avenue and Superior Street.

They found a man sitting in the driver’s seat suffering from a single gunshot wound, the LAPD stated in a news release.

The unidentified man, believed to be about 25 years old, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Surveillance videos show the gunman approaching the victim’s car and firing multiple shots, the Police Department stated.

The shooter, who appeared to be a man in his 20s, was last seen running west on Superior Street and remains outstanding.

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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