Los Angeles police were searching for a man who they said donned a skull-print ski mask and gunned down two people Monday evening in Wilmington, killing one man and sending a second to the hospital.
The shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of East M Street near Sanford Street.
Two ambulances were dispatched for two male victims between the ages of 40 and 50 who suffered gunshot wounds. One victim was conscious and breathing and transported to a hospital in critical condition, and the second victim was found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation determined the suspect approached the two victims on foot and fired multiple rounds. He then entered a vehicle and fled the scene. The motivation behind the shooting remains unknown.
The LAPD reported the suspect was seen fleeing in a gray Toyota Camry eastbound on M Street and then southbound on Watson Avenue. He was described as a 25-year-old man, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and wearing the ski mask.
The shooting remained under investigation Monday night, and no additional details were immediately available.