VENICE, Calif. (FOX 11) - One person died Monday afternoon after in a shooting in Venice.
The victim died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the area of Fifth Avenue and Broadway Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
#BREAKING: 26/27 y/o man shot dead near 5th and Broadway Avenue in Venice. Officer tells me off-camera this is unusual in this area that has seen a decline in crime since being gentrified almost 20 years ago. Says no clear motive yet. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/TnLaX0PAf2— Leah Uko (@LeahUko) May 21, 2019
"Our victim, who has been identified as 29-year-old Lavell Harris of Los Angeles, was walking on Fifth Avenue near Broadway, two suspects approached him on foot, then they chased him," LAPD Lt. John Radtke said. "He ran northbound on Fifth Avenue, the suspects fired numerous shots at him."
"Homicides in this area are not very common," Radtke said. "This is the first shooting homicide this year.''
No details about what prompted the killing were immediately available. Witnesses reported a suspect fled in "a shiny sedan," according to the LAPD.
CNS contributed to this report.