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Sheriff’s investigators seek information on shooting death of man in South L.A.

A man was shot to death in South Los Angeles on Friday.
A homicide investigation is underway in South Los Angeles after an unidentified man was shot to death Friday afternoon at the 3700 block of Slauson Avenue.
(Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

A homicide investigation is underway in South Los Angeles after a man was shot to death on Friday afternoon.

The incident took place at 1:32 p.m. in the 3700 block of Slauson Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. No additional details were given about the man or the circumstances of the shooting — including motive.

“We’re still investigating what’s going on and we’ll have more info later,” Deputy Eric Ortiz said.

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Homicides have been in an upward trajectory this year in L.A. County and the city of L.A., which is nearing 300 homicides in a single year, which would be a first since 2009.

The Sheriff’s Department is encouraging anyone with information to contact the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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