A man in his 40s was shot and killed Monday in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone area near South Gate.

The shooting was reported about 3 p.m. in the 2100 block of East 85th Street, near Alameda Street and Firestone Boulevard, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The man was wounded several times in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

No suspect description or motive for the shooting was provided.

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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