SAN FERNANDO (CBSLA) — Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting in San Fernando that left one man dead.

Police were still on the scene of the fatal shooting in the early morning hours of Friday. (Dave Gonzales/CBSLA)

The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. when deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 300 block of Harps Street.

When deputies arrived on the scene, there was a young adult Latino in the street suffering from what they say appeared to me multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Deputies did not have a description of the suspect, but they said a small light-colored sedan was seen speeding away from the scene following the shooting.

The murder weapon was not recovered. Authorities believe the murder weapon is a high-powered rifle.

The victim’s family said he was not in a gang but the area is known for rival gang activity and official theorize someone else may have been the intended target.

Omar Munoz’s family said he was 25, hard–working and the father of three young children aged, 5, 4 and 1.

Munoz was on his way to pick up his fiancee (he asked her to marry him two nights ago) when he was gunned down.

The couple planned to marry next week.


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