A 26-year-old man died in a shootout Saturday evening outside a store in La Puente strip mall.

The shooting occurred about 6:55 p.m. in the 13900 block of Amar Road, according to Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Deputies from the Industry Sheriff’s Station and Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a gunshot victim call and found a Hispanic man who had been shot “several” times in the chest, Arteaga said.

Investigators learned that the victim exited a store and was immediately assaulted by another male Hispanic. “They engaged in a shootout and the victim was struck,” he said.

The man was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” Arteaga said.

There was no immediate suspect information available.

Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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