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Police investigate Silver Lake homicide

February 2, 2010 | 11:09 pm
Police were investigating a suspected homicide after a man was found dead on a Silver Lake street Tuesday night, authorities said.

The victim appeared to be in his mid-30s and was found shot in the head in the 1100 block of Manzanita Street shortly after 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. A gun was found nearby.

"They are investigating it as a homicide," LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said of detectives, who were at the scene.

The area was blocked off, and a helicopter circled overhead, residents said.

No other details were available. Anyone with information is asked to call (877) LAPD 24-7.

Since January 2007,  40 homicides have been reported within two miles of the area, according to a Times database.

--Robert J. Lopez