Rancho Palos Verdes Shooting Leaves One Dead, Found By Hikers

Hikers walking near Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday night discovered the body of a man who had been shot to death.

According to Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau:

“Shortly before 10 p.m. last night some hikers in the area discovered the body and called Lomita Sheriff’s deputies to the scene.” while he added, “It appears a murder has taken place here.”

The 22-year-old victim had multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.

According to NBC Los Angeles, police say the shooting occurred very close to the ocean:

“It looks like there’s some shrub brush, and maybe a hiking trial, and the ocean and water are about 100 yards away,” said Lt. Dolson.

No further information is being provided at this time, however information about the crime can be reported to Crime Stoppers at 800 222-8477.