Authorities Investigating Death of Man Found With 'Puncture Wound' at Commerce Parking Lot 

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A strip mall parking lot in the 900 block of Gerhart Avenue in Commerce is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

A strip mall parking lot in the 900 block of Gerhart Avenue in Commerce is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found with a “puncture wound” at a Commerce parking lot late Saturday night.

Deputies responded to the 900 block of Gerhart Avenue about 11:40 p.m. to find a wounded man in his 20s lying down in a parking lot, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.

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

Investigators believe another man had fled the scene after the victim was wounded about 11 p.m., according to the news release.

It’s unclear what led up to the killing or how the man was wounded.

No description of the suspect was available and authorities provided no further details.

Anyone with information was asked to call homicide  investigators at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect time for when the shooting happened. This story has been updated.

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