BASSETT ( — Homicide detectives Wednesday were investigating the possible beating death of a man in Bassett.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies received a medical call around 5:50 a.m. for a man injured in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 13900 block of Valley Boulevard.

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When they arrived on scene, they pronounced the unidentified victim, who was said to be in his 40s or 50s, dead, sheriff’s officials said.

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“I didn’t recognize him, but it looked like, you know, it was a really rough in there, whatever happened,” nearby business owner Javier Adame said. “It looked like he got beat up. A lot of blood everywhere, so its pretty sad.”

Additional detailed were not released.

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Anyone with information should contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.