Officers were called to the area of Crenshaw Boulevard and 43rd Place just before 1:30 a.m. and encountered a GMC Yukon stopped in the middle of the intersection, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
When officers approached the vehicle, they found two victims inside with multiple gunshot wounds.
Both were taken to the hospital where police say the passenger died.
Information on a possible suspect was not immediately available. It's unknown if the shooting was gang-related or the result of road rage.