A 36-year-old man was shot to death in Downey early Tuesday, authorities said.
Downey police received a call around 1:32 a.m. about shots fired in the 11600 block of Bellflower Boulevard, officials said in a news release. Responding officers discovered Wayne Patrick Cooper with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle, they added.
Cooper was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said. Authorities said Cooper is a known gang member, and the homicide is believed to be gang-related.
According to The Times' Homicide Report, one other homicide has occurred within a one-mile radius of the shooting within the last 12 months.