Man Shot to Death in East Los Angeles; Gunman Sought

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Homicide detectives were investigating a shooting that left one man dead on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Homicide detectives were combing for clues in East Los Angeles after a man was fatally shot on May 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting was reported in the 900 block of Kern Avenue (map) around 1:30 a.m., a news release from the sheriff’s department stated.

The unidentified victim, described only as a 23-year-old male,was walking down Kern Avenue when he was shot, according to the release.

He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the release stated.

It was not known what the motive for the shooting was. No arrests have been made.

Authorities have not released any other information about the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS-8477, texting the letters “TIPLA” plus a tip to 274637, or on the website


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