LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was found dead by a dogwalker early Sunday morning near Fairfax Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, police said.

The man, described as in his 30s and with no apparent gang affiliation, was a resident of the Packard Street neighborhood and may have been accosted while walking from his car to his house, Sgt. Renee McAlonis said.

Neighbors told police that they may have heard gun shots around 1 a.m. in the area near where the man was found.

Police detectives were investigating the murder on Packard Street between Stanley and Spaulding avenues. The middle-class neighborhood is near the “Little Ethiopia” row of shops on Fairfax Avenue at Olympic Boulevard.

The victim’s name was not released.

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Comments (8)
  1. Really says:

    Isn’t enough to just rob someone? Why kill them as well? The people in this world are horrible. My condolences to his family.

    1. Jason S says:

      How do you know he didn’t rob someone, cheat on someone, or even kill someone else himself and this was payback????

  2. HKL says:

    You’re an idiot.

  3. d says:

    i think it was white trash!

    1. Dave says:

      Why are you gonna let your mom run around that late??

  4. Mauricio says:

    I live a block from here, and the man is currently wrapped in a black bag, just laying dead. I wonder how he died, probably a robbery…

  5. Jez says:

    Drugs,Jelousy or plain old robbery.

  6. ultimatebandgirl says:

    Sad i think it was a robbery gone bad….. my condolences

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