ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — A man was fatally shot at the Chantry Flats Campground Thursday, authorities said.
The name of the man was not released pending positive identification an notification of his family, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said. He was described as a 55-year-old Arcadia man.
The shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. at the campground in the Angeles National Forest north of Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
“A passer-by discovered the man lying on the side of the road,” Deputy Mark Pope said. “When he saw the man was injured, he contacted Temple Sheriff’s Station deputies, who responded to the location.”
“The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” Pope said.
Detectives searched for the victim’s car Friday, which was described as a silver, 4-door 1993 BMW 740, with a California license plate of 3XKB366.
Harvey said the man’s injury were initially described as a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He died at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena shortly after he was found.
“Witnesses heard gunshots (and) found him lying on the ground,” he said.
No further information was released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.