David Molina Jr., a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 6, in the 1800 block of Johnston Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2:53 p.m., Molina was standing alone on a sidewalk when a person walked up and shot him from behind, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said. Molina was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:07 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The gunman ran south on Johnston Street and was described only as a male wearing dark clothing, Ramirez said, adding that he thinks Molina was targeted.
“They definitely knew who they were going after,” Ramirez said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8960. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.