Man Shot Dead Outside Gas Station in Pico-Union; Gunman Sought

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Police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot outside a gas station in the Pico-Union area Monday night.

The gunfire was reported about 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Alvarado Street, on the border with the Westlake neighborhood, said Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez.

Responding officers found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said.

Footage from the scene showed the man’s body was on the sidewalk outside a Mobil station at the intersection. A discarded guitar was also within the area taped off for investigation.

Lourdes Salazar, who was driving to dinner with her children when they saw the dead body, said the deceased appeared to be a Latino man in his 30s.

No suspects were in custody, and investigators were still working to compile a description of the gunman, believed to be a male adult.

The killing comes two days after a pair of shootings in nearby Westlake. Police have yet to announce arrests in those cases.

KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this report.

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