A 30-year-old man who lived across the street from Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla was shot and killed two blocks from his home in Pacoima early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Alonso Morquecho was returning home with his wife, Karla, and two young children shortly before 3:30 a.m. when a dark-colored sport utility vehicle pulled beside their black SUV, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.
His wife told police that men inside the vehicle asked her husband, a construction worker, for a gang affiliation.
When Morquecho stated that he had no gang affiliation, she said the men shot him multiple times and sped away, according to police.
Morquecho died at the scene, the intersection of Filmore Street and Kewen Avenue.
No one else was wounded.
No weapon was found at the scene, and no suspects had been identified as of Sunday night.
Padilla said Sunday that the shooting had affected him personally.
"I grew up in this very neighborhood, a few blocks from where I am now, and he was my neighbor. So it's a very difficult thing to take, not just as a councilman, but as a person," Padilla said.