The gunman who shot real estate mogul Kameron Segal as he sat in his Rolls-Royce in Hollywood rode away in the darkness on a bicycle.
Now, Los Angeles police detectives are hoping Segal can shed some light on why he was shot in the face Friday night at close range on Sunset Boulevard.
“We don’t know if he was targeted or not. We don’t know the motive, said LAPD Capt. Peter Zarcone, who oversees the Hollywood Division.
Zarcone said preliminary information gleaned from the scene suggested it was not a robbery gone wrong. But detectives can’t rule that out yet, he said.
Detectives are hoping to talk to Segal, who remains in critical but stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
“The victim was shot in the face. He is sedated and cannot talk,” said Det. Kevin Becker who is leading the investigation.
Contrary to some reports, Becker said the gunfire never went through the Rolls-Royce’s glass before hitting the victim.
The department is hoping that Segal can at least eliminate some of the potential motives and give them a line of inquiry that could lead to the gunman.
Segal's company is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information that would help police find the shooter.
Segal was shot at least twice about 8:40 p.m. Friday while parked behind his business, William Holdings Inc., in the 7500 block of Sunset Boulevard, just west of North Gardner Street.
The description of the gunman is extremely vague. But authorities said he was riding what appeared to be either a 10-speed or racing bicycle.
Within minutes of the shooting, police flooded the area looking for the gunman but they found no signs of him.
Segal is British-born chief executive and founder of William Holdings Inc., a real estate management company with about 20 apartment buildings across Los Angeles.
Court records show that Segal has been involved in litigation, but that is not unusual for people in his business.
Mytchell Mora, a friend of Segal, called him a keen businessman with a soft spot for hard-luck stories. When Mora told him about a mother who was living in a shelter while her young daughter underwent treatment for brain cancer, Segal donated an apartment rent-free for six months, he said. Segal did the same for a homeless woman in Hollywood, said Mora, an independent news producer.
“We have to find the person who did this,’’ Mora said.
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