A middle-aged man who was shot in the face in a parked car on Colorado Boulevard Friday afternoon is out of danger—and police are inquiring into a possible motive for the attack.
“The hospital [authorities] say he has survived,” Lt. Rick Stabile, the watch commander at the LAPD Northeast Community Station, said, adding: “It’s still too early to say what the motive was.”
The victim, believed to be about 40 years old, was shot with a handgun through the window of his car—a black-colored four-door sedan—around 12:50 p.m. The assailant was on foot—and he fled the scene westward on Colorado, Stabile quoted witnesses as telling the LAPD.
The shooting took place east of the Figueroa intersection. Witnesses described the suspect as dressed in a gray shirt and blue jeans.
The Northeast Community Station’s phone lines were jammed until around 3 p.m.—and Stabile said he had to put numerous calls on hold as he dealt with callers inquiring about the shooting.
Among those who inquired about the shooting was Paul Habib, the CD 14 public projects and transportation director in the office of , who traveled from downtown to the Northeast station on San Fernando Road to confer in person with the LAPD.