VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A 22-year-old man was fatally shot while walking on a Van Nuys street early Wednesday morning.
Police said Ramiro Melendez-Lobos was walking southbound on Cedros Avenue at Delano Street around 6:45 a.m. when an unknown Latino approached and fired a handgun at him multiple times.READ MORE: Mass Vaccination Site At Long Beach Convention Center Closing Amid Spike In New Cases
Melendez-Loboz was struck and fell to the sidewalk.
Witnesses said the suspect ran to a waiting light gray Honda or Acura sedan. The suspect entered the passenger side of the car and left the scene westbound on DeLano.READ MORE: Protesters Vandalize Mayor Eric Garcetti's Home After He Signs Ordinance To Restrict Homeless Encampments
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Melendez-Lobos dead.
The gun used was a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect remains at-large.MORE NEWS: 'The Childcare System Is In Crisis': Childcare Costs Rank As Top Expense for SoCal Families
Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Van Nuys Detectives at (818) 374-0040.