LANCASTER (CBS) — The body of a man who had been shot was found on a dirt road in Lancaster.

An area resident reported seeing the body at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday on 85th Street north of Avenue J, said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The man, in his 40s, had been shot, the coroner’s office said. Authorities withheld his name, pending notification of his relatives.

Anyone with information on the man’s death was urged to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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