ECHO PARK — The man who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head Sunday night has been identified as 19-year-old Oscar Sandoval, Jr. according to the L.A. County coroner.
The victim was shot at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Allesandro Street near Montana Street. Police received reports of between six to eight shots being fired.
No suspects are in custody and no motive has been determined, said Lisa Governo, a homicide detective with the LAPD Northeast Division. The shooting may be gang related but that is not certain, she said. “We are trying to find out more about the victim.”
The Sandoval killing is Echo Park’s fourth homicide of the year, according to CrimeMapping.com.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Northeast Division homicide detectives at (323) 344-5744.
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