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Person of interest detained after man is shot to death during Paramount carjacking, authorities say

A gunman tore through the streets of the Southland in a deadly rampage Sunday, fatally shooting a man and leaving another victim injured, officials said.

It began near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, where a man behind the wheel of a red Lexus fired several shots skyward in a fit of road rage, said L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aura Sierra.

No one was injured at that time, Sierra said, but the man then drove a few miles to an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Somerset Boulevard in Paramount, where at about 1:40 p.m. he shot and killed a man while trying to steal his car. The victim of the shooting was not identified.

The gunman then sped off in the Lexus, heading south.

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Next, Sierra said, he stopped at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Alondra Boulevard in Paramount, where he carjacked a Mustang at gunpoint. The victims of the second carjacking, the sergeant said, were not injured.

The driver again fled, before crashing into a Cadillac at the intersection of Greenleaf Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard in Compton, injuring the other driver.

When deputies arrived, Sierra said, they learned that someone in a getaway car — a black Kia — had picked up the gunman. The Kia was later found at a home in Compton, Sierra said, and several people were detained.

Los Angeles police detained someone who is being treated as a “person of interest” in the shooting, according to a news release the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department issued Monday morning. An LAPD spokesman said Monday that he could not offer additional information.

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The suspects detained in Compton were not involved in the homicide, and have since been released, according to a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Times Staff Writer James Queally contributed to this report.

marisa.gerber@latimes.com

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UPDATES:

Nov. 6, 8:10 a.m.: This story was updated with information about a person of interest in the case.

This story was first published Nov. 5 at 10:50 p.m.

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