One man is dead following a shooting in Compton Sunday, authorities said.

Deputies learned of gunfire in the 500 block of South Ward Avenue around 12:45 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

“Detectives have learned that deputies assigned to Compton Station responded to the location regarding a call of gun shots heard in the area,” Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said. “Upon their arrival, they located the victim inside of his vehicle, suffering from at least one gun-shot wound to the upper torso.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Koerner said.

No other information was available.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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