19-year-old man shot and killed near downtown L.A. taco truck

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Police are searching for two suspects who shot and killed a young man outside a taco truck in downtown Los Angeles early Friday morning.

Reginald James, 19, was standing on the sidewalk near the taco vendor when two people approached and at least one opened fire about 12:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Eighth Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and county coroner’s officials.

The two then fled on foot, leaving James wounded.

Police responded to the scene and quickly started administering CPR. Video showed an officer doing chest compressions on the victim before paramedics even arrived.

James was later pronounced dead at the scene.

“We’re trying to figure the motive out; talking to witnesses, reviewing that video,” LAPD Lt. Ryan Rabbett told KTLA. “We do not know what led up to this shooting and I want investigators to review that video to confirm what the suspects look like.”

Police have not yet released any suspect descriptions.

The shooting remains under investigation and no further details were immediately available.

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