A suspect is on the loose Saturday after an altercation outside of an illegal marijuana dispensary in Compton left a man dead.

Investigators were called at 7:33 p.m. Friday to the 1500 block of North Long Beach Boulevard near Rosecrans Avenue, where they found the victim, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Deputies learned that two people entered an illegal marijuana dispensary at the location and upon their exit they exchanged gunfire after an altercation, Ortiz said.

The suspect fled the scene. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged 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 lacrimestoppers.org.

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