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Authorities Friday identified a man who was shot and killed inside a closed business in South Gate.

Officers responded about 3 a.m. Thursday to a call of shots fired and a possible robbery in the 13100 block of Paramount Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Jose Mejia Rosales, 36, of Lancaster died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported. Officers made entry into the business and found Mejia Rosales with multiple gunshot wounds.

The circumstances of the shooting were under investigation. The suspect was described only as a man wearing dark clothing. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were assisting South Gate police in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

–City News Service

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