Man killed in broad daylight at Hollywood Hills apartment complex

Police are continuing their investigation Wednesday morning into the slaying of a man found with a single gunshot to the head in the parking garage of a gated Hollywood Hills apartment complex.

The body was discovered Tuesday afternoon next to a black Mercedes on the second floor of the garage at the Toluca Hills Apartments in the 3600 block of Barham Boulevard, near the Cahuenga Pass, police said.

“I heard the bang. I didn’t expect it to be a gunshot or anything like that,” resident Ricky Cruz told KTLA.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers said he appeared to be between 30 and 35 years old. Detectives have ruled out suicide.

The man’s identity will be released after notification of kin, coroner’s officials said.

The case was turned over to the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division, an elite unit that often handles high-profile crimes.

Before Tuesday’s slaying, two people had been killed in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood during the previous 12 months, according to data compiled by The Times’ Homicide Report database.

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Times staff writer Matt Hamilton contributed to this report.

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