Man shot to death outside Chesterfield Square motel; gunman at large

A 27-year-old man was killed in Chesterfield Square on Thursday morning in what police called a gang-related shooting.

Ryan Black was standing in the walkway of a motel near West 55th Street and South Western Avenue about 8:05 a.m. when a gunman walked up and shot him, said Los Angeles police Det. Sal LaBarbera.

No words were exchanged, and the gunman ran from the scene, LaBarbera said.

HOMICIDE REPORT: Tracking killings in L.A. County

In the last 12 months, five people have been killed within a mile of the scene of Thursday’s shooting, according to the L.A. Times' Homicide Report.

Anyone with information can call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Anonymous tippers can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.


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