Man Shot to Death While Riding Bicycle in North Hollywood
A chaotic shooting incident took place last night in North Hollywood that left one man dead and the handful of suspects at large. The victim, a man in his twenties, was taken down by a single gunshot to the torso as he rode a bicycle at 1: 40 a.m. in the 6800 block of Laurel Canyon near apartment buildings, reports ABC7.
According to at least one witness, the suspects jumped into a white van to flee the scene, however, as the shooting was going down, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy happened to drive by the scene. The deputy, who was alone in his car, attempted to pursue the van, but was not able to keep it in his sight.
The Los Angeles Police Department became involved, and sent helicopters to track the van. Although the vehicle was ultimately located north of the scene of the shooting, all of the suspects had fled. Authorities say they have determined who the registered owner of the van is, and that the vehicle is not listed as stolen.
Some of the suspects, of which there are an estimated five or six, may have not made it back into the van and instead fled inside the parking garage of a nearby apartment building. Authorities believe the shooting was gang-related.