A 21-year-old man was gunned down on a street in Compton, and the killer remained on the loose Thursday.

Deputies responded to the 700 block of Van Ness Avenue, near Elm Street, about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday on reports of shots fired and found the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of his next-of-kin.

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

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