Los Angeles Sheriff's cruiser
A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department cruiser. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man was shot and killed Thursday on the border of the unincorporated Athens area and Los Angeles.

The shooting occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in the 11400 block of South Vermont Avenue, near Imperial Highway, according to Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The man was found suffering from gunshot wounds and taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries, Arteaga said. His name was not immediately released.

Anyone with information on 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 lacrimestoppers.org.

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