Man Fatally Shot Driving In Van Nuys Identified As Lancaster Resident

VAN NUYS (CBS) —  Police have identified the man who was fatally shot while driving through Van Nuys Friday.

Rahmir Williams, a 29-year-old Lancaster resident, died after the roughly 1:15 a.m. shooting on Vanowen Street near Sepulveda Boulevard, according to a coroner’s investigator and Los Angeles police.

Williams was driving east on Vanowen Street when someone opened fire on him, police said. The car crashed into a fence, police said.

It was unclear if the shot was fired from another vehicle or someone on foot.

Detectives asked anyone with more information to call detectives at the LAPD’s Van Nuys Station at (818) 374-9500. Tips can be made anonymously.

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  • moe

    lets keep sellling guns to protect ourselves and our property. yeah right.

  • BH

    We can be sure that this sad event will receive about 1/1000th of the resources that were spent on the Ronnie Chasen shooting in Beverly Hills. This case will be buried and forgotten.

  • Josh Butts

    Let’s go ahead and cut our PD budget and takes more cops off the street cause the city is broke. The amount of people that say there is never a cop around when you need one is growing.

  • Jeffrey Byford

    Starting this year your child (or children) cannot be denied coverage simply because they have a pre-existing health condition. If you don’t have insurance for you and your children search “Wise Health Insurance” online they are the best.

  • erivon williams

    Man they killed my bro and nobody knows nothin.

  • Chadd Hardy

    unfortunately stories like this are all too present in the media. It really doesn’t resonate until its close to home. This story for me is close 2 home. I pray that if anyone knows anything, they will come forward, speak. There are 4 kids w/out their father, a mom w/out her son, and a wife w/out her husband. Its very sad.

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