Authorities Wednesday publicly identified a 38-year-old man who was found shot to death in Hawthorne.
The victim was identified as Olaoluwa Talabi of Hawthorne, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said.
Hawthorne Police Department officers responded to the 3300 block of Rosecrans Avenue on an unrelated call at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when they were contacted by a citizen who reported seeing Talabi unresponsive in a vehicle nearby, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Officers found him suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests were reported, and no suspect information was available.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives were assisting Hawthorne police in the investigation. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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