Man Shot in Encino in Front of His 2 Children

The victim undergoes surgery and further surgeries will be required, police say.

By City News Service

Police investigating the shooting of a man in the driveway of his home in Encino have linked the suspect to incidents in Beverly Hills, it was reported Thursday.

The 35-year-old victim, who was wounded, was shot four times in the chest as he stepped out of his Range Rover in the 4900 block of Rupert Avenue around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Two children were in the SUV at the time of the shooting, NBC4 reported. The victim was the father of the children, both of whom are under 10.

The children were not hurt, said Sgt. David Madof of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Station.

The suspect was a 55-year-old man who fled the scene in a pickup truck, said Officer Gregory Baek of LAPD Media Relations.

An LAPD investigator at the scene told reporters the circumstances indicated it was not a random shooting.

"It would potentially require some degree of planning to know when our victim would have been coming home, and to spring this kind of attack," Lt. James Setzer said.

Other reports said the suspect was under investigation for incidents in Beverly Hills. Police visited a home in Beverly Hills after the shooting, ABC7 reported.

The victim underwent surgery and further surgeries will be required, Madof said.


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