The victim was identified as Stephen Finson, 47, the
Authorities said Finson was last seen by family members Sunday and was reported missing about 1 a.m. Monday.
A search was launched, and his body was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. in the 3300 block of East Avenue H in Lancaster. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff's Department said.
Investigators had not established a motive for the shooting.
At least 67 homicides have been reported in Lancaster since January 2007, according to The Times Homicide Report database. Nearly 60% of the victims died of gunshot wounds.
Anyone with information regarding Finson's slaying is asked to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.