LOS ANGELES -- Authorities are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 19-year-old man outside his home in the Jefferson Park area.

Dennis Rodgers was sitting on a car around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of South Normandie Avenue when three suspects drove up and opened fire, officials said.

Rodgers was struck in the chest and apparently collapsed in a driveway near his apartment complex.

He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Family members say Rodgers' father, also named Dennis, was shot and killed in a similar fashion almost 20 years ago to the day. Rodgers' mother was 3 months pregnant at the time.

The family says the gunman in the 1989 shooting was arrested and they hope the same will happen with this recent tragedy.

They also say Dennis Junior was planning to move to Las Vegas to start a new life.

A motive in the attack is under investigation.

LAPD Det. Richard Gordon told KTLA that so far, the shooting does not appear to be gang-related, however, he added that it was too soon to tell for sure.

Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to call the LAPD's 24-hour tipline at 1(877)-LAWFULL, or 1(877) 529-3855.