EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A manhunt was underway Tuesday for the gunman who shot two brothers of a Compton city councilman in East Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting unfolded just after noon on Monday in the 900 block of South La Verne Avenue.

Upon their arrival, authorities located two adult men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Paramedics transported both victims to a hospital for treatment. One of the men, Larry Galvan, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The two men were brothers of Compton Councilman Isaac Galvan.

“I’m glad my little brother Dennis was able to go home today by only being shot in the foot,” Galvan wrote. “I’m sad to say my other little brother Larry did not make it. He was shot multiple times int he chest and died of cardiac arrest. I really want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for my family.”

According to Isaac Galvan, Larry is survived by three brothers, a mother, many friends and three children.

“I lost Larry,” the brothers’ mother said, Esthar Galvan, said, fighting back tears. “I don’t know what to do.”

A preliminary investigation revealed the Galvan brothers were shot during a walk-up attack. An unknown man walked up, pulled out a gun and shot the brothers before fleeing from the scene in an SUV heading north on La Verne Avenue, deputies said.

Deputies said the shooting appears to be gang-related and targeted.

Isaac Galvan said his brothers were not involved in gangs.

“They had their flaws, but I can assure you, they were not gang members,” he said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case has been urged to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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