Man Killed in Artesia Shooting

A man died from wounds he suffered in a shooting in Artesia, and whoever shot him was at large Friday morning.

Deputies assigned to Lakewood Station responded to the 11700 block of East 166th Street, near Pioneer Boulevard, for a gunshot victim call about 10:20 p.m. Thursday and located the victim, who had been shot twice in the upper body, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died, Crowder said.

A description of the suspect or suspects was not immediately available, and a motive for the shooting was not disclosed.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crimes Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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