A 37-year-old husband and father who believed he was opening the door for a pizza delivery was fatally shot outside his Woodland Hills home late Tuesday, police said.
Authorities received a shots fired call in the 4900 block of Medina Drive shortly before midnight, said Capt. Paul Vernon with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Arriving officers found the shooting victim, identified by a Los Angeles County coroner’s official as Hovik Krboyan, outside the home, Vernon said.
Krboyan was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting occurred about the same time a pizza was expected to be delivered to the home, said Lt. Mike Kozak with the Police Department.
“We believe that he was expecting a pizza man and in turn may have encountered the suspects,” Kozak said.
Investigators were unsure of the motive for the shooting, but believed the victim was targeted.
“We are quite sure though that the man who is dead knew his assailants. We believe that somehow, in some way he was targeted,” Vernon said.
The man’s wife and daughter were inside the home at the time of the shooting but were OK, Vernon said, adding that the assailants never went into the home.
Authorities rarely get called to the usually quiet neighborhood, Vernon said.
“This is a pretty exclusive area … very remote,” Vernon said.
The shooting was not believed to be gang related.