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Employee Shot, Killed Inside Unlicensed Marijuana Dispensary in South Los Angeles

A man was fatally shot Thursday inside a marijuana dispensary in the South Los Angeles area, and police were seeking whoever killed him.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the business in the 8100 block of South Broadway, near 81st Street, about 1 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The name of the fatally wounded man, who was in his 20s, was withheld, pending family notification.

The location is an unlicensed marijuana dispensary and the victim worked there. A description of the suspect or suspects was not immediately available, nor was a motive for the crime.

"We work tirelessly here at South Bureau Homicide," LAPD Capt. Billy Brockway told reporters. "The detectives don't sleep ... because we know that the suspects who perpetrated this crime, they're not sleeping. But more than anything, the families of our victim, they're not sleeping as well." 

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

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