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Man shot dead near 110 Freeway in Highland Park; traffic snarled

A 52-year-old man was found dead from a single gunshot wound along the 110 Freeway in Highland Park, police said Tuesday night.

The offramp near Avenue 60 was shut down while police investigators gathered evidence, the California Highway Patrol said. The ramp was expected to be closed until about 10 p.m. Northbound traffic was snarled in the area.

Witnesses in the area told officers that they heard four or five gunshots about 5 p.m. near Avenue 60 and the freeway, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The victim was found with a single gunshot wound in a dirt area adjacent to the northbound lanes of the freeway, Officer Sara Faden said.

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She said there was no witness information about the attacker or attackers. 

Since January 2007, at least 32 homicides have been reported in Highland Park, according to The Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information regarding Tuesday's slaying is asked to call police at (877) 527-3247.


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