Man Shot to Death During Apparent Drug Deal in Hollywood

The victim was buying drugs from another man when the two got in an argument and the dealer shot the victim.

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A man in his 30s was shot to death Monday morning during an apparent drug deal in a parking lot in Hollywood, and police are still searching for the killer.

The shooting was reported at 12:49 a.m. in the 5400 block of Sunset Boulevard, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's Operations Center.

According to the preliminary investigation, the victim and another man in his 30s were involved in a drug deal when the two got into an argument and the suspect shot the victim, the officer said.

More information is needed to confirm whether the crime had to do with a drug transaction, police said Monday morning.

The victim, an unidentified male adult, may have been robbed, according to a statement released by the LAPD. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooter ran off, according to a spokesperson for the LAPD, and police are still looking for him. The victim was found not conscious and not breathing in a car outside an Arby's restaurant on the street.

Sunset Boulevard was closed in both directions between Bronson Avenue and Gordon Street for the crime scene investigation, police said.


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Anyone with information was asked to call West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470.

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