The incident happened just after midnight in the 400 block of Witmer Street.
The victim, 41-year-old Juan Jose Barajas Jr., was shot in the upper torso outside of the apartment building where he lived.
He was rushed to the hospital, but died from his injuries.
No arrests have been made.
According to a witness, Batrahas was on the porch of his apartment when someone passed by in a car and for an unknown reason opened fire. Several shots were fired at the victim with a medium caliber handgun.
The suspects fled in a car that has been described as a gold colored sedan possibly Ford or Chevrolet.
Police said Barajas is not a documented gang member.
If you have information regarding the shooting, you're urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7 or (877) 527-3247.