A 44-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday in the Compton community of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

The shooting in the 2100 block of East 123rd Street was reported at 10:44 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene for a gunshot wound to his chest, but he died at the scene, Deputy Tracy Koerner said.

A motive for the shooting was unknown and no suspect description was available.

Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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