A Westchester man was shot to death while he was inside his vehicle at the drive-through area of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) early Sunday, March 19th, Los Angeles police said.
Kenneth Morgan, 32, was sitting in his vehicle at the fast-food restaurant at 5625 W. Century Blvd., Westchester, at about 1:20 a.m. when a man allegedly walked up to the vehicle and fired several shots, hitting Morgan, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Detective Mike DePasquale said.
The suspect, described as a black male approximately 20 years old and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, ran northbound on Bellanca Avenue and may have driven away in a waiting car, DePasquale said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Police are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related, but Morgan was not known to have any gang affiliation, DePasquale said.
The incident was the second homicide in Westchester this year, police said. A 23-year-old woman was stabbed to death at her father’s Westchester home January 18th.
Anyone with information regarding the March 19th incident is asked to call LAPD Pacific homicide detectives at (310) 482-6369, or weekends and during off-hours, the 24-hour toll-free number at (877) 529-3855 (877-LAWFULL).