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UPS driver shot dead in Orange County; Irvine police search for suspect at large

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IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — A UPS driver was shot and killed while sitting in his truck Thursday afternoon in an industrial park in Irvine, police said.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. near Chrysler and Bendix, according to the Irvine Police Department. Several people reported hearing several gunshots.

The victim, a man, was found in the driver’s seat of his truck. Officers pulled him out and attempted to render aid, but were ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been revealed.

It’s unclear if the victim was followed to the industrial park or if the suspect was waiting for him, but police say it does not appear to be a robbery and that the UPS driver was caught for target.

Video from AIR7 HD showed a police awning set up next to a UPS truck as officers canvassed the area for evidence. The immediate area was marked off with yellow crime scene tape.

A UPS driver was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Irvine, police said. The suspect remains at large.

Police say this area would be a place where the UPS driver would normally take his breaks after making deliveries.

Authorities say the suspect remains at large. The shooter was described by investigators as a man wearing a black shirt, black hat and black mask.

A vehicle was seen leaving the area around the time of the shooting and authorities are working to find it.

Police will remain on scene for several hours due to the investigation.

Authorities are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around 3 p.m. to call IPD at (949) 724-7200.

No further details were immediately known.

This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available.

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