By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was shot to death while walking his dog on a residential street in East Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Aug. 6, 2020. (CBSLA)

The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South Rowan Avenue at around 9:35 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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The victim, a man in his 40s, was shot several times, the sheriff’s department reports. He was taken to a hospital where he died. His name was not released.

Investigators suspect the incident was gang-related, although the victim himself was not a gang member, the sheriff’s department said.

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“I heard it, I didn’t pay much attention to it, because they still fire fireworks, 4th of July, they still have a lot of them,” neighbor Frank Gaxiola told CBSLA.

The gunman remains at large.

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It’s unclear if the dog was wounded in the shooting.