The shooting was reported in Hawthorne shortly before midnight Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Hawthorne police officers found the victim on the ground in the backyard. He had several gunshot wounds to his upper body and paramedics pronounced him dead.
Witnesses told investigators the victim was in an argument with another young man who produced a handgun, shot the victim several times and fled, the department said.
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