LANCASTER, Calif. - Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were investigating after a man was found shot to death in the parking lot of a shopping center in Lancaster late Sunday night, officials said.
Deputies were called to the 1100 block of W. Avenue K around 11:15 p.m. after receiving a call about a gunshot victim. Arriving deputies found a man lying in the parking lot suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities.
Gabriel Frias, 46, was identified as the victim of the shooting, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
News video from the scene showed sheriff's deputies shielding Frias' body next to a white utility truck parked at the shopping center.
Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.