ARTESIA ( — An argument between a group of men and a patron at an Artesia restaurant Saturday morning ended with a fight outside the eatery and a man being fatally shot.

The incident took place about 12:20 a.m. in the 11600 block of South Street.

The victim, who was reportedly hit in the torso, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle described only as a compact.

No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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