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Man Killed in Suspected Assault in Lancaster

A man suffered fatal injuries Thursday in an assault in Lancaster, prompting an investigation by Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives.

Deputies were sent around 12:45 p.m to the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in the 43600 block of 10th Street West, to investigate a report of an assault that had just occurred, according to the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

"Upon the deputies' arrival, they found the victim on the ground suffering from obvious trauma," according to a sheriff's department statement. "He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead."

The man's name was not immediately released and a motive for the assault was unknown. A detailed description of the male suspect was not made available. He was seen as a passenger in a champagne-colored four-door car that was last seen headed north on 10th Street West, according to the sheriff's department.

Detectives were looking for anyone who may have been at the scene when the victim was injured.

Those with information on the assault were urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at

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