Police Are Looking For 3 Men Who Fatally Shot Bicyclist in Koreatown
Police are looking for three men riding in an SUV who are accused of slamming into a man riding his bike through Koreatown on a Saturday afternoon before fatally shooting him.
Shaoyan Almazan, 19, was struck by a white SUV yesterday before two men got out of the vehicle and shot him to death, police and coroner's office sources told City News Service. The attack happened at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and San Marino Street around 1:20 pm yesterday. Another man on a bike was shot as he tried to flee from the attack just a block away, but he's expected to survive.
It's not clear right now what the relationship was amongst the Almazan, the second victim and the three men riding in the white SUV. The attack appeared to be targeted. Witnesses told ABC 7 that they heard more than 10 shots being fired at Almazan in the otherwise quiet neighborhood.
Police are investigating whether the attack could be chalked up to road rage, a gang-related attack or a personal vendetta, according to the Los Angeles Times. It's not clear if the second victim was riding with Almazan or was an innocent passer-by.
UPDATE: A release from the LAPD says that the two shooting victims were friends and were riding together.