Authorities Wednesday identified a 25-year-old man who was fatally shot in the Florence-Firestone area and whose killer remains at large.

The shooting was reported about 5 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of Firestone Boulevard, said Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Rontion Love of Los Angeles died at a hospital, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Love was standing on a sidewalk when he was approached and shot by the suspect, said Deputy Trina Schrader. He then walked into a nearby liquor store to tell a friend that he had been shot, and his friend attended to him until paramedics arrived, Schrader said.

No description of the suspect has been released.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

–City News Service

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