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Man Killed In Shooting In North Hills

A man in his early 20s was killed in a shooting in North Hills and the shooter was at large Saturday.

The shooting was reported at 7 p.m. Friday in the area of Chase Street and Orion Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Drake Madison.

"Officers determined that witnesses had transported the victim from another location in an attempt to drive the victim to a local hospital and had stopped to render immediate aid," according to an LAPD news statement.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Madison said. The death was being investigated as a homicide, Madison said.

His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

"It could be a drug deal gone bad, it could be some gang related information," LAPD Lt. Mike Kozak told reporters at the scene. "I don't want to speculate because we could think of a lot of different things. Obviously, it's a very tragic incident."

A detailed description of the suspect was not immediately available. LAPD Valley Bureau homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the homicide to call them at 818-374-9550.

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