The coroner Friday released the name of the 35-year-old man shot and killed in Bellflower.

Praneel Prasad was a Bellflower resident, coroner’s officials said.

Deputies assigned to the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station responded about 7 p.m. Thursday to a home in the 9200 block of Mandale Street, between Clark Avenue and Lakewood Boulevard, where they were directed to an unresponsive man in a rear bedroom, according to Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Prasad was shot in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect description was provided.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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