Florence Firestone

Approximate location, shown in black, where a man was shot to death. (Mapping L.A.)

A man was shot to death Tuesday night in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, was shot about 8:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of East 71st Street and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The department in the release said "there is no further information at this time."

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Coroner's officials Wednesday morning did not release the man's name because his family has not yet been notified. 

This is the sixth homicide this year in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood, according to data from the L.A. Times Homicide Report.

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