LANCASTER – A man was shot and killed late Thursday night while sitting in a car in east Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal shooting occurred around 11:38 p.m. on the 1700 block of Sierra View Avenue, and detectives are looking for two suspects who fled on foot after the shooting, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. Read it below:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male White adult, which occurred Thursday, May 29, 2014 at about 11:38 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sierra View Avenue, Lancaster.
Detectives have learned that the victim was sitting in a vehicle parked along the curb when two male Blacks approached the victim’s vehicle on foot. One suspect fired at the victim.
The victim sped away in his vehicle and veered to the left and crashed into a cinder block wall.
The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477).
The victim is a Modesto man in his 30s, but his identity is not being released until next of kin has been notified, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. We will have more information on this story when it becomes available.