PALMDALE - Detectives today were investigating the fatal shooting of a 47-year-old man in the carport of a Palmdale apartment complex.
A coroner's official identified the victim as Christopher Ragland of Long Beach. He was standing with another man in the 38600 block of 11th Street East around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday when a suspect emerged from a walkway in a courtyard and fired at him multiple times, said Deputy Peter Gomez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Headquarters Bureau.
Ragland was struck repeatedly in the upper body and ran a few feet before collapsing. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, Gomez said.
The suspect fled on foot, Gomez said. The motive for the shooting was not known, he said.