SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (KABC) -- The shooting death of a San Fernando father of three was being investigated by homicide detectives who are trying to determine a motive for the crime.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 300 block of Harps Street Thursday night.
The victim, identified by family as 25-year-old Omar Munoz, was found by deputies on the residential street with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members said Munoz was about to open his car door when somebody inside a light-colored sedan driving by shot him.
According to loved ones, Munoz had proposed to his longtime girlfriend earlier this week.
They added that he was not part of a gang, though authorities have not ruled out the murder as gang-related.
Family members described Munoz as a mellow person with a cool temper. Now, they're seeking justice for his death and are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who shot him.
A description of the gunman was not available.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Munoz's children. Family and friends were expected to gather near the scene of the crime Friday night to honor the victim.
Suspect sought in shooting death of newly-engaged San Fernando father of 3
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