Man is beaten to death in South El Monte [Updated]
Deputies responded to a call in the 1700 block of Santa Anita Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. and found an unidentified Latino adult male suffering from blunt-force trauma, Deputy Jeff Gordon said. The victim later died at Greater El Monte Community Hospital.
Officials had no further information about the victim, circumstances or possible suspects and had made no arrests as of 11 p.m.
[Updated at 12:19 a.m.: Since January 2007, there have been at least five homicides within a mile of Sunday's fatal beating, according The Times' interactive Homicide Report.
Over that period, South El Monte, a community of about 21,000 residents, has had at least seven homicides, based on information provided by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.]
Map shows location of Sunday's fatal beating as well as other nearby homicides since January 2007. Source: Homicide Report