Police say Carlos Bonilla had left his residence to go to work and was standing near the driver's side door of his vehicle, when he was confronted by an assailant. He was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The gunman was last seen driving west on Archwood Street, possibly in a vehicle described as a mid-90's Dodge Durango SUV.
Police don't know the motive for the shooting and they have no description of the suspect.
They urge anyone who has information about the shooting to contact Van Nuys homicide detectives at (818) 374-0040.