A man was fatally shot after confronting an individual who was apparently vandalizing his South Los Angeles property in broad daylight late Monday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting on Slauson Avenue between Fifth and Sixth avenues around 10:50 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The location is in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South L.A.
When they arrived, officers found a man down on the south sidewalk with gunshot wounds, LAPD Lt. Byron Roberts said.
The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the lieutenant.
He did not identify the victim.
The “senseless shooting” apparently occurred during a confrontation while the victim’s property was being vandalized, according to Roberts.
“The property owner confronted someone who was vandalizing their property, and as a result of it, the individual then shot the innocent citizen,” he said.
Video from the scene showed a business called Three Brother’s Towing cordoned off with crime scene tape, although it was unclear whether that was the property the lieutenant was referencing.
Roberts did not have a detailed description of the shooter, telling KTLA that investigators were still looking through surveillance video.
The incident is believed to be gang related, the lieutenant added.
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