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Transient found shot to death in Pomona parking lot

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A transient was found shot to death in a Pomona parking lot early Sunday, police said.

Officers responded to the 600 block of New York Drive  about 7 a.m. after a motorist reported a man down in the parking lot, according to the Pomona Police Department. The individual did not appear to be moving.

The 54-year-old victim, who was not identified, had been shot several times and was dead, police said. He appeared to be a transient who had set up camp across the parking lot.

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There were no witnesses when the body was found, police said.

About 2:45 a.m., people working in the 1900 block of West Orange Grove heard several gunshots but did not report them because they thought police would get other calls, according to the department.

Detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting death to call them at (909) 620-2085. Anyone providing valuable information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects could be eligible for a $10,000 reward, according to the department.

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