Olukayode A. "Kayode" Owolabi, a 27-year-old black male, was fatally shot on Wednesday, Jan. 16, on Rancho Center Drive at City Ranch Road, about a half-mile south of Elizabeth Lake Road in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators.
Owolabi, a former New York resident who most recently was living in the South Bay community of Westchester, was one of four men shot on the remote, unlighted road around 11 p.m.
Three of the men, including Owolabi, were pronounced dead at the scene, said sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred. A fourth man called 911 to report he had been shot in the face. The survivor was taken to a Palmdale hospital that night, and later transferred to an undisclosed location for more "specialized medical care," Alfred said Tuesday.