LOS ANGELES—Authorities say a motorist has been shot to death in Christmas Day attack in East Los Angeles and they're hunting for the killer.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to an intersection in the unincorporated area at around 2 a.m. Tuesday. They found a car that had hit a light post.

The driver had several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a woman, was unhurt, and authorities hope she can shed some light on the attack.