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Authorities investigate shooting death in Maywood

March 2, 2013 |  9:59 am

Authorities say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting in Maywood on Saturday that left a 26-year-old man dead.

The incident occurred  about 3:30 a.m. in the 3800 block of East 52nd Street, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The unidentified victim, described only as a Latino man, was shot once in the upper torso while in the back yard of his residence, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting was unclear, authorities said.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.


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