Detectives launched a homicide investigation after authorities discovered a man found dead at the scene of a car crash in La Mirada has been shot on Sunday afternoon, officials said.Deputies first responded to a car crash about 12:20 p.m. in the 13000 block of Valley View Avenue, according to Deputy Raquel Utley of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau. The lone occupant of a vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Upon arrival, Deputies believed it was solely a traffic collision fatality," Utley said in a written statement.
"When the Los Angeles County Coroner arrived, a gunshot wound was discovered to the victim's upper torso," she said.
No further details were released Sunday evening as the investigation continued.
Anyone with information was urged to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.