Homicide detectives investigating after man found shot dead in South L.A. home

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Investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South L.A. on Nov. 15, 2020. (KTLA)

Investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South L.A. on Nov. 15, 2020. (KTLA)

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man in his 60s was found fatally shot inside a home in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles Sunday.

Deputies received a call around 4 p.m. about a man believed to be unconscious in a home in the 8700 block of Bandera Street, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brandon Dean. Officials said a friend could see the victim from outside the home.

“The call indicated that a friend of the victim had arrived at the house and while looking through a window, saw the victim on his sofa, unresponsive,” reads a statement from the Sheriff’s Department.

“They could see him inside, and he appeared to be not moving,” Dean said.

Once deputies arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, officials said. Paramedics later pronounced him dead at the scene, Dean said.

The victim’s identity has not been released but officials said he is between 60 and 65 years old.

No suspect is in custody as detectives are still interviewing witnesses and canvassing the area for surveillance video in a search for leads, Dean said. Officials do not have a suspected motive.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or visit lacrimestoppers.org.


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