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Man's body found in Rose Bowl parking lot

February 28, 2011 |  9:48 am

A man in his 30s was found shot to death Monday near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

The body was discovered in parking Lot I about 5 a.m., said officials with the Pasadena Police Department. There were no immediate reports of arrests or potential suspects.

Neighbors in the area reported hearing shots fired about 3 a.m. near the 1000 block of Armada Drive, not far from the scene, said Lisa Rosales, a spokeswoman for the police department.

A city worker found the man's body lying face up on a grassy area of the lot near Seco Street, authorities said.

Paramedics arrived shortly afterward and pronounced him dead, Rosales said.

Police were treating the man's death as a homicide and were searching for physical evidence, including a vehicle with Ohio license plates that was parked 200 feet from the body.

-- Nate Jackson

Photo: Pasadena Police conduct their investigation into the shooting death of a man found near the Rose Bowl. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times