POMONA (CBSLA) — A man’s body was found Friday in a car burning on a Pomona Street.

Calls to Pomona dispatch at about 4 a.m. first reported shots fired in the 1400 block of South Park Avenue and were followed by reports of a car on fire in the street.

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Firefighters put out the car fire, and found a person dead inside. Police say an explosive accelerant was used to light the body on fire inside the car, which was surrounded by shell casings that were possibly fired right before the car was set on fire.

The man’s identity has not yet been released and it’s still not clear how he died.

That didn’t stop people from coming to the scene, concerned it was their loved one. Some thought it was a family member who never came home from his overnight job, while another who drive from Las Vegas after hearing the news feared it was his best friend.

Police had no information about a possible motive or suspect description.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area because the street will be closed for several hours for the death investigation.

Anyone with information about the investigation can contact the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085.


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