WOODLAND HILLS—A Woodland Hills husband and father was shot dead outside his home on Tuesday, September 13 when he opened the front gate for who he thought was the pizza delivery man.
The Los Angeles Police Department received reports of multiple gun shots at approximately 11:50 p.m. on the 4900 block of Medina Drive and rushed to the scene to find Hovik Krboyan, 37, gunned down along the side of his house.
Paramedics arrived and pronounced Krboyan dead at the scene. He suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
At the time of the shooting, the victim was awaiting a pizza delivery. He opened the front gate to find what police believe was between two and four assailants, according to the LAPD.
“After examining the crime scene, it appears the victim knew his assailants,” LAPD Capt. Paul Vernon said in a statement. “We aren’t sure yet what’s behind this man’s shooting, but cases like this often stem from business or domestic disputes.” The pizza delivery man had no involvement in the shooting. He showed up at the scene just minutes after.
Krboyan’s home surveillance camera captured the shooting, according to investigators. They are analyzing the footage in hopes of identifying the suspects. Detectives interviewed neighbors who reported hearing gunshots. The victim’s wife and daughter were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but were not harmed.
“The victim’s wife and daughter did remain inside the residence locked inside,” LAPD Lt. Mike Kozac said. “There were no attempts made to enter the residence and it looks like this incident was directed toward the victim only and not his family or his house.”
Anyone with information about this case has been urged to contact LAPD’s Valley Bureau Homicide Unit at (818) 374-1943.
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