A man was shot and killed in East Los Angeles Wednesday evening.

Deputies were dispatched about 6:10 p.m. to the 6100 block of East Allston Street, two blocks south of Whittier Boulevard, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital, where he died, Ortiz said.

A suspect description was not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.

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