Man shot and killed near Pico Union taco stand
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One man was gravely wounded Tuesday morning in a possibly gang-related drive-by shooting near a Pico Union taco stand.
[Updated, 12:17 p.m. Jan. 22: The victim, an unidentified man in his 20s, died shortly after the shooting, police said.]L.A. police were called to the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street around 10:30 a.m., Officer Bruce Borihahn of the Los Angeles Police Department said. When they arrived, they found a man who was "unconscious and not breathing" after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Witnesses told police three men in a white, late-model Cadillac pulled up near the sidewalk, and one of them opened fire, striking the victim, who was not immediately identified, Borihahn said.
The shooter had a shaved head, was wearing a white T-shirt and had a thin build, Borihahn said. The shooting is believed to be gang-related, but he did not elaborate.
The Cadillac was last seen on Pico Boulevard, heading toward Bonnie Brae Street.
-- Andrew BlanksteinPhoto: Police and coroner's officials at the scene of the shooting near Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times