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Authorities are searching for a man who shot three men, killing on of them, before fleeing on a bicycle.

The shooting was reported at 11:05 p.m. last night at East Laurel Street and South Rose Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina.

The three Hispanic male victims were sitting in their parked car when a man on a bicycle rode up to the vehicle and fired at them with a handgun, Corina said.

The driver of the car, a 27-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old passenger in the front seat and the 23-year-old passenger in the back seat also were struck by gunfire and taken to a local hospital, where they were treated and are expected to recover, he said.

The suspect, who police believe is a gang member, rode away from the scene east on Laurel Street toward Rose Avenue on his bicycle and remains at large, Corina said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org.

–City News Service

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