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Man shot and killed Friday morning in Boyle Heights


Andres Aguila/KPCC

LAPD was investigating an early morning homicide Friday in Boyle Heights.

Joe David Lobos, 24, was a block from home, on his way back from work, when he was shot and killed Friday morning at about 1:00. Lobos was driving, and police say the shooter was as well, in a different car that pulled up alongside Lobos. Both were headed east on Olympic Blvd. in Boyle Heights. Police say the shooters' vehicle was a black SUV, likely a Ford Explorer. No arrests have been made.

Shootings have been up this year in the Hollenbeck division, particularly in Boyle Heights, which experienced a rash of gang flare-ups earlier this year. Police say this homicide was likely not gang related. 

Lobos died on the scene. He had recently moved in with his girlfriend and her child. 

We'll have more info as it's available.