A man was fatally stabbed Thursday in the Florence area of the county.

The crime occurred about 7:15 a.m. in the 7600 block of Whitsett Avenue, according to Deputy James Nagao of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Sheriff’s Century Station deputies responded to the scene to find the victim suffering from at least one stab wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Nagao said.

Investigators are searching for a motive and a suspect.

The victim was not immediately identified.

Investigators encouraged anyone with information about the case to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can report anonymously by calling 800-222-TIPS.

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