San Pedro shooting: Man found dead in SUV

The victim was pronounced dead after arriving at an emergency room less than 2 miles from the shooting scene.

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Murder investigation in San Pedro: Man dead in SUV
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There are lots of unanswered questions as police investigate a murder in San Pedro.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KABC) -- There are many unanswered questions as police investigate a murder in San Pedro. Investigators say the man was shot last night, but didn't turn up at the hospital until eight hours later.

Police say the actual shooting happened at 14th Street and Mesa late Thursday night. Neighbors told ABC7 they heard six to seven gunshots around 10 p.m.

"We received a call of shots fired ... Officers responded. They didn't find any evidence of any shooting, they drove around and called communications but didn't receive any additional information and they left the location," said LAPD Capt. Adrian Gonzalez. "This morning a little before 7 in the morning they receive a second call of a shooting victim arriving at the hospital."

That hospital was Little Company of Mary Medical Center. It's just over a mile away from where the shooting happened. The black vehicle parked in front of the emergency room had at least one apparent bullet hole on its driver's side. Police set up a canopy over that SUV as homicide investigators examined it for evidence.

The person who died at the hospital was not immediately identified.

According to police, the victim and driver don't live in the area, and the vehicle doesn't belong to them. The SUV is registered to someone in Wilmington.