Body with a gunshot wound is found at Rancho Palos Verdes beach

Body found on Rancho Palos Verdes beach
(Los Angeles Times)

The body of a man with a gunshot wound has been found on a Rancho Palos Verdes beach.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of the body about 3:30 p.m. Friday near the 4700 block of Palos Verdes Drive South. The body was found in a shallow part of the seashore, Deputy Marvin Crowder said.

The man suffered one gunshot wound in the upper torso. Officials are handling the death as a homicide investigation.

The body was not reported to be in an advanced state of decomposition.