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Man slain in Bellflower shooting [Updated]

September 29, 2011 |  7:06 am

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Police were investigating the shooting death of a man early Thursday morning in Bellflower.

The shooting occurred about 12:20 a.m. in the 15100 block of Woodruff Place, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials.

The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. [Updated at 10:25 a.m., Sept. 29: Coroner’s officials identified him as 23-year-old Mario Ellis.]

Officials had no further information.

City News Service reported that deputies told a news crew the man was slain in a drive-by shooting and they were looking for two men seen fleeing in a car.

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Image: Map shows location of Thursday's shooting (in purple), as well as 18 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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