A 21-year-old man was fatally shot early this morning in Highland Park near Avenue 55 and Monte Vista Street. The shooting took place a little after midnight outside an apartment building, said Northeast Homicide Detective Brian Martin. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspects were in custody as of this morning. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call homicide detectives at (323) 344-5744.
* Update: Police have identified the victim as Juan Jose Solis, reports Patch. Solis was killed by a shotgun blast to the neck in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting.