Tòmas Luna Gomez died near Slauson Avenue and Braddock Drive Photo by Mia Duncans

Tòmas Luna Gomez died near Slauson Avenue and Braddock Drive
Photo by Mia Duncans

A 21-year-old man who was shot multiple times while driving in Playa Vista on Monday night continued driving into Del Rey for more than a mile, striking several cars as he went before paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police responded to calls of a shooting shortly after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Inglewood and Jefferson boulevards and later found the victim, Tòmas Luna Gomez, inside his pickup truck near Slauson Avenue and Braddock Drive. Gomez had multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

A motorist near Inglewood and Jefferson told police that he had been rear-ended by a pickup truck that had fled the scene. No one was injured in that crash or the other collisions related to the shooting.

LAPD homicide Det. Steven Katz said police have not identified any suspects in the shooting and declined to comment on whether the violence may be gang-related.

“We’re looking into this to find out why it happened,” Katz said. “We have no one in custody at this time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.

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