A Downey police officer was apparently targeted when he was fatally shot while sitting in his personal vehicle in the station’s parking lot, and investigators detained several people and continued searching for others in connection to the deadly incident as of Thursday morning, sheriff’s officials said.

Ricardo Galvez, known as Ricky, was parked in an unmarked vehicle in the police station’s lot, located in the 10900 block of Brookshire Avenue, when two people ran up and opened fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Galvez was nearing the end of his shift when the “brazen” shooting occurred, Lt. John Carina said.

“It appears like he was targeted, it doesn’t look random,” he added.

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