HAWTHORNE (CBS) — Authorities Sunday were investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in Hawthorne.

The incident in the 4600 block of West Imperial Highway occurred about 2:45 a.m., said Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives were handling the investigation.

Anyone with more information about this incident was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

No further information was released.

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