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Sheriff's crime scene tape. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man who was fatally shot Wednesday was in a “suspect vehicle” apparently connected to an assault with a deadly weapon investigation in the Rancho Dominguez area, authorities said.

Officers were sent to 73rd Street and Avalon Boulevard in the south Los Angeles area at about 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A vehicle crashed at that location, and an investigation was initiated, according to the LAPD and reports from the scene.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a man who was in the vehicle died at the scene. The man’s name was not immediately available for release. Another person who was in the vehicle was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, the sheriff’s department reported.

Deputies had been sent to the 2100 block of East Del Amo Boulevard in Compton on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

“Deputies discovered the incident originated at the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Wilmington Avenue in the unincorporated area of East Rancho Dominguez, and terminated at 2100 E. Del Amo Blvd., City of Compton,” a sheriff’s statement said.

“Deputies later learned the suspect vehicle was located at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 73rd Street, in the City of Los Angeles,” the statement continued. “One of the occupants inside the suspect’s vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. One additional person was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.”

The circumstances of the death remained under investigation, and further details were not being released, the sheriff’s department said.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website

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