Man found shot to death in Santa Clarita neighborhood

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Ivan Solis, a 25-year-old father of three, was killed in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (KABC)

An investigation is underway in a Santa Clarita neighborhood after a young father of three was found shot to death early Tuesday morning.

The victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body at approximately 5 a.m. on the 29200 block of Abelia Road near Begonias Lane Park. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members identified the victim as 25-year-old Ivan Solis, a father of three.

Ivan Solis is seen in a photo provided by his family.


Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are releasing limited information about the incident

Meantime, authorities did question some potential witnesses, who deputies described as friends of the victim.

Officials said a black SUV and a bicycle found near the scene belonged to those friends, who rushed to the scene when they heard what happened.

Residents describe the neighborhood as quiet and peaceful.

"To walk around and find that there's police activity here and find out that something like this of this magnitude has happened, it's completely shocking, because you would never expect that here," said David Simpson, an area resident.

Solis's family members set up a GoFundMe account. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/ivan-solis-funeral-fund.

"I don't know who would do this to him, but if someone does know something, speak out, don't hide it," said the victim's sister, Jessica Razo.

The investigation was ongoing. If you have any relevant information about this case, you're urged to contact the LASD's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. You can also submit anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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