A man was fatally shot early Monday in South El Monte.

The shooting occurred at about 12:50 a.m. on the 2600 block of Gage Avenue, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, Schrader said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are assisting the El Monte Police Department in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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