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Man fatally shot in La Puente parking lot

August 2, 2012 |  8:35 am

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting Wednesday night in a liquor store parking lot.

Officials said they were alerted shortly after 9:30 p.m. that shots were fired in the the 400 block of South Azusa Avenue in La Puente. The victim, described only as a Latino in his 40s, was transported to L.A. County-USC hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

A homicide investigation is ongoing, said Deputy G. Saldana. Officials provided no further details.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

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