Homicide investigation launched outside San Pedro hospital

A homicide investigation was launched on Friday morning after a shooting victim who sought medical aid was declared dead in an SUV that was parked outside the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro.

The Los Angles Police Department said the victim, believed to be between the ages of 35 and 40, was with another person inside a vehicle on W. 14th and S. Mesa streets late Thursday night when a gunman fired shots into the vehicle. A victim was not located by LAPD officers when they arrived at the initial crime scene. 

Around 7 a.m. Friday, video from SkyFOX shows the black Toyota RAV4 that pulled into the hospital parking lot was riddled with bullet holes. A short time later, the victim who was in the passenger seat, was pronounced dead by authorities. 

It’s unknown why there was a six-hour window between the shooting and the victim being brought to the hospital. 

SkyFOX was overhead as the driver of the SUV was taken into custody for questioning. A report says the driver was the one who called for help when they arrived at the hospital, but that has not been confirmed by officials. 

No further information was immediately released.