LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 52-year-old man was shot dead while walking his dog today in the Mid-City community of Los Angeles, authorities said.
The man and his dog were walking at about 5 a.m. near the corner of Genesee Avenue and Saturn Street, when a dark-colored sedan approached and stopped at the northwest corner of the intersection, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
A suspect exited the car, words were exchanged and he then fired multiple shots at the 52-year-old man. The suspect got back into the sedan and drove the vehicle northbound on Genesee Avenue.
The victim was discovered at about 6:15 a.m. by a passerby, who called 911.
The dog was not injured and returned home on its own.
LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 213-382-9470 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.