Police ask for help locating gunman who fatally shot 18-year-old in Wilmington

Authorities Monday asked for the public's help locating the gunman who shot and killed a young man in Wilmington.

Jose Guadalupe Vera, 18, was fatally shot in the 800 block of North Island Avenue around 4:15 a.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Vera was pronounced dead at the scene. His home town was not known.

"When officers arrived (they) located the victim ... lying on the sidewalk at the apron of the driveway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds,'' police said in a statement.

The suspect vehicle was described only as a light-colored compact. No description of the suspect or suspects was available.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call 310-726-7884 or 310-726-7889, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.