WATTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man who was possibly driving home from work was shot and killed late Tuesday night after he exited the 105 Freeway in Watts, authorities said.
The shooting occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Central Avenue and Imperial Highway, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The victim, who was followed off of the freeway by the shooter, suffered as many as five gunshot wounds from a pistol and was pronounced dead inside his vehicle, the LAPD said. He was identified only as a man approximately 50 years of age.
"We've reviewed some video, and so apparently there was a vehicle that was following close by as they exit," a police captain told reporters at the scene. "The vehicle pulls up next to him, shoots multiple times into the vehicle and flees."
The shooter fled eastbound on Imperial Highway in a dark-colored compact sedan, investigators said.
The motive for the shooting was unknown.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the LAPD's South Bureau Homicide Division at (323) 786-5100.