Homicide near Maywood/Bell border

Homicide near Maywood/Bell border (Mapping L.A. / December 26, 2013)

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was shot and killed Wednesday night near the border of Bell and Maywood, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Randolph Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

[Update, 1:15 p.m. PST Dec. 26: The sheriff’s department says the victim was 17-year-old Luis Mendez, who was walking on Randolph Street when he was chased and shot by four men. The suspects fled in a vehicle. The motive for the shooting is unknown.]

The Sheriff's Department had no information about possible suspects in the shooting and said the investigation was ongoing. 

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