Motorist Fatally Shot in East Los Angeles; Suspect or Suspects Sought

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 19-year-old motorist was shot to death today in unincorporated East Los Angeles.

The shooting was reported just before 3 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Hicks Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

“California Highway Patrol officers responded to the location regarding a call of a traffic collision,'' sheriff's Deputy Trina Schrader said. “When they arrived, they observed a male seated in the driver seat of a vehicle, unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.''

The young man died at the scene. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

No description of a suspect or vehicle was released.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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