VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Officials are investigating the tagging of a $2.3 million Learjet at Van Nuys Airport.READ MORE: Los Angeles Clippers Hold Off Lakers, 119-115
LAPD says the tagging incident is believed to have happened in the early morning hours Sunday.
Authorities also believe the tagging incident was gang-related.
Pictures of the plane were posted on Twitter Friday.READ MORE: Gaudreau, Tkachuk Lead Flames Over Ducks In Shootout
The jet was reportedly vandalized with black spray paint.
Several images — including the words “R.I.P.” and “Flame” — were painted on the plane’s left front. Several initials were also spray painted on the plane’s tail.
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Sources told the LA Times that the plane is registered to an aviation company based out of Malibu.