Homicide Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting in South Los Angeles; Gunmen Sought

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Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of a 61-year-old man who was gunned down while standing on the sidewalk in front of his South Los Angeles home on Monday evening.

The shooting was reported around 6:14 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 78th Street, in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

When deputies arrived, they found the unidentified man dead at the scene, the release stated.

Two gunmen began shooting at the victim from the southeast corner of 78th Street and Parmelee Avenue, according to Lt. Eddie Hernandez with the Sheriff’s department.

The victim was struck several times, Hernandez said.

No information was given regarding a possible motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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