SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday searched for a gunman who fatally shot a man in Sylmar.
The shooting unfolded around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Dronfield Avenue and Sayre Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Upon their arrival, authorities located a man believed to be in his early 20s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries during surgery.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.
A preliminary investigation revealed a Hispanic man believed to be in his early 20s shot the victim behind an apartment complex in a parking lot area.
The suspect, who was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, fled from the scene following the deadly shooting.
Detectives believe the shooting is gang-related.
The motive for the incident remains under investigation.