Homicide investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are looking into the circumstances that led to a man being shot to death on Friday, and they believe that the shooting may be gang-related.
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the 11900 block of 162nd Street in Norwalk around 4 p.m.
A Hispanic man in his mid-50s was found next to a park bench suffering from several gunshot wounds to his upper torso, according to LASD.
Deputies and Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics performed life-saving measures, but the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
“Witnesses saw several male Hispanic suspects congregating near the bench where the victim was located,” LASD said in a statement. “After hearing the gunshots, witnesses saw the suspects run northbound through the park and out of view.”
“It is believed this shooting was gang-related,” LASD added.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website.