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South Gate motorist shot to death

September 20, 2011 |  7:08 am

Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death early Tuesday of a man in South Gate.

The man was driving U-Haul pickup truck in the 9700 block of San Gabriel Avenue shortly after midnight when he was shot in the head by someone in another car, a sheriff's official said. 

The victim, whose name was not released early Tuesday, died at a hospital, the official said.

Sheriff's detectives handle homicide investigations for the South Gate Police Department.

No further details on the motive for the shooting were available Tuesday morning.


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Photo:  Los Angeles County sheriff's crime lab technician Erika DiPalma investigates a fatal drive-by shooting in the 9700 block of San Gabriel Avenue in South Gate. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times