A 67-year-old vice pastor of a local Christian church was shot dead at an intersection in Compton in a possible gang-related attack on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff.
The victim was identified by the family as Reginald Moore.
The shooting took place at around 11:50 a.m. on the 1000 block of Compton Boulevard, the LASD reported.
MPs responded to an attack with a fatal gun cry, MP Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Detectives searched the area for witnesses and surveillance videos, Navarro-Suarez said.
A motive for the attack was unknown and a suspect description was not immediately available.
The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau asked anyone with information about the murder to call them at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.