A 45-year-old man was fatally shot in an unincorporated area near South Gate Saturday.

Deputies responded at 1:57 a.m. to the 1700 block of East 81st Street, between Compton Avenue and Alameda Street, where they found the victim in the street. Paramedics rushed him to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, according to Deputy Grace Medrano of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.

The investigation was ongoing and no further information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting was encouraged to contact 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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