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Man shot to death at Rancho Palos Verdes park

August 1, 2011 | 10:13 am

Hr Police are looking for leads in the shooting death of a young man three days after his body was discovered by hikers at a park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

A body with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso was discovered about 10 p.m. Friday at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park near trails that lead to the ocean, an official with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said.

L.A. County coroner's officials described him as a black man in his 20s from San Pedro. His name was not being released until his family is located and notified, officials said.

Investigators asked anyone with information to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted at the Crime Stoppers hotline (800) 222-8477.


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Image: Map shows the location of Friday's finding in purple, as well as one homicide (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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