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Man Fatally Shot While Walking Near Elementary School in Florence-Firestone Area

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A man was fatally shot while walking on a sidewalk near an elementary school in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles early Wednesday.

The 1900 block of Firestone near Graham Elementary School is seen in this image from Google Maps.

The 1900 block of Firestone near Graham Elementary School is seen in this image from Google Maps.

The shooting occurred in the 1900 block of Firestone Boulevard at about 1:42 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

Arriving deputies found a man on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, the news release stated.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told investigators the victim was walking on the Firestone Boulevard sidewalk when a dark colored vehicle approached and a man inside opened fire.

The shooting scene is near Graham Elementary School, Google Maps showed.

There was no immediate word on a motive for the shooting and it was unclear if it was gang related, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).