Man killed in daytime shooting in the middle of a Lennox street

Man killed in daytime shooting in the middle of a Lennox street

A man was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the middle of a street in Lennox, just a few blocks from Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

He was riding a bicycle about 3:20 p.m. near 104th Street and Inglewood Avenue when a gunman got out of a vehicle and confronted him, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.

The gunman fired several bullets, striking the man in the upper torso. The gunman fled the scene in a vehicle driven by another person, Navarro-Suarez said.

The man lay bleeding in the crosswalk when deputies arrived. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

A person who works near the shooting scene but declined to be identified described the victim as a man in his early 20s.

Although the intersection is between two schools -- Jefferson Elementary and Felton Elementary -- the schools had not yet dismissed for the day at the time of the shooting, the worker said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact sheriff’s Lt. Lewandowski at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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