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Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police were investigating the circumstances of a man's body found Tuesday afternoon in Boyle Heights.

Officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of East 1st Street about 4:15 p.m., said LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the man died of natural causes, but several officers were examining the scene, Ludwig said.

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In recent days, the Boyle Heights neighborhood has been rattled by violence.

A 16-year-old boy armed with a sawed-off gun was fatally shot by police Saturday night during a confrontation.

On Sunday, two people died and another person was injured when a car careened into a home near East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Echandia Street. Before the crash, police say, the occupants were shot at while stopped at a red light.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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