Screenshot of KTLA-TV website
Screenshot of KTLA-TV website

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was killed early Friday morning while driving near his home in Boyle Heights, reports KTLA News.

According to LAPD officer Rosario Herrera, police responded to a call near Olympic Boulevard and Dacotah Streetat at 12:50 a.m. and found a male Hispanic between 25 and 30 years of age with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

KTLA reports neighbors have identified the victim as 25-year-old Joe Lobos. Reports say Lobos was driving eastbound on Olympic about a block from the apartment he shared with his girlfriend when someone in a dark-colored SUV pulled up next to him and opened fire.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have no suspect information and cannot conclude if this was a gang-related incident, said Herrera.

This is the fifth homicide in the Boyle Heights area year-to-date. Read more about recent homicides in Boyle Heights here.

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