Police investigate Silver Lake homicide
The victim appeared to be in his mid-30s and was found shot in the head in the 1100 block of Manzanita Street shortly after 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. A gun was found nearby.
"They are investigating it as a homicide," LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said of detectives, who were at the scene.
The area was blocked off, and a helicopter circled overhead, residents said.
No other details were available. Anyone with information is asked to call (877) LAPD 24-7.
Since January 2007, 40 homicides have been reported within two miles of the area, according to a Times database.