Man killed in drive-by shooting in Altadena

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ALTADENA (CNS) – Sheriff’s officials continued to investigate the fatal drive-by shooting of a 45-year-old man in Altadena today.

An unknown suspect fired several shots at the victim in the 2000 block of Canyada Avenue at about 1 p.m. Sunday and then drove away, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.

Deputies arriving at the scene reported seeing the victim suffering from at least one gunshot to the upper body near Canyada Avenue and Figueroa Drive.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s department temporarily closed the eastbound and westbound lanes of Figueroa from Lincoln to Casitas avenues for an investigation.

A motive for the attack was unknown, and no suspect information was available.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information on this shooting was asked to call the LASD homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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