LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The killer of a man shot in front of his 12-year-old son in the unincorporated Westmont area near South Los Angeles remained at large today.

The shooting was reported at 5:45 p.m. Friday in front of a residence in the 1600 block of West 110th Street, said Deputy Sara Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Lester Virgil, 45, of Los Angeles died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Witnesses told detectives that Virgil was sitting on the porch of a home, watching his son and other children participate in football drills led by other adults, when a car pulled up and stopped in front of the residence.

A man got out of the passenger side, walked up to Virgil and shot him several times, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The victim did not live at the residence were he was killed, she said, adding that

a motive was unclear.

As the adults and children ran for cover, the suspect got back into the car, which sped off westbound on 110th Street. The gunman was described as a black man in his 20s wearing a gray hoodie type jacket.

Anyone with information the crime was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.