June 22, 2013
by Paul Martella
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Investigators were looking for a person of interest on Saturday in the fatal shooting of a man at the intersection of Lilienthal and Ralston lanes.
Erick Ortega, 27, was wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Bobby Reynolds at about 8 p.m on Friday night.
Officers were called to the intersection after receiving a report of shots fired in the area.
The officers discovered Reynolds lying in front of 2423 Ralston Lane with multiple gunshot wounds.
He was taken to Harbor General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
“It appears as though Reynolds was specifically targeted. This was not a random act,” Capt. Jeff Hink of the Redondo Beach Police Department said.
Investigators had taken custody of Ortega’s car on Saturday.
He has prior arrests for robbery and possession of narcotics.
Ortega has several distinctive tattoos, including one that covers most of his head.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Redondo Beach police at (310) 379-2477 or the tipline (310) 937-6685.
Tipsters can also text their information to police at (310) 339-2362 or send it by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.