Man Driving In Watts Fatally Shot By Sniper Fire

LOS ANGELES (WATTS) — Officials say a man driving in Watts was fatally shot by a gunmen shooting from a distance with a rifle.

A bullet hit the driver in the head as he was driving on Grape Street near 105th Street, just after midnight.

The motorist crashed his vehicle into a fence, according to the Los Angeles Police watch commander at the Southeast Station.

Police are investigation where the shot came from.

The victim was believed to be in his 30s. His name was withheld pending notification of his family.

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  • Xen

    Another coward on the loose.

  • PoliceCadet

    Another victim. When are police going to take drastic action

    • Joe Blow

      LAPD doesn’t take drastic action because the Department doesn’t let them. The hiring of poorly qualified recruits and the recently lame financial disclosure has led to a lack of quality policing….and the bad guys know this.

  • azuresees

    Where’s the race card? Pa-leeease, someone needs to throw that card DOWN!! Yeah! That’s wha I’m talkin about..

  • jim

    last time i get off the freeway in that city

  • P.H

    My prayers goes out to his family.

  • Mr.Michael

    Everyone that has a weapon,and dont have permission to have that weapon,should be lock down.If can be a knife, coke-bottle,toy weapon.If you are in Compton,Thats your Ass!

  • Kenneth Howell

    Make it legal to carry guns in California, we need to protect ourselves.

  • m

    By Kenneth Howell “Make it legal to carry gns in California” What a stupid comment!
    ALL guns should be banned in California then drive by and sniper shootings will decrease as eventually fewer guns wil be in the hands of idiots like Howell.

  • Mrcardenas

    M you’re an idiot. Ban all guns in California Huh? Outlaw guns and only the Outlaws will have them!!!

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