EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Tuesday investigated the shooting death of a man in East Los Angeles.

The shooting took place shortly before 10:00 p.m. Monday at a home located in the 600 block of South Ford Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities were sent to the area for report of an assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

A preliminary investigation revealed two male suspects came to the residence and knocked on the front door.

“The victim came to the door and began talking to both suspects through the closed metal security screen door,” explained Deputy Lisa Jansen. “During the conversation, one of the unknown suspects fired multiple shots towards the victim.”

The suspects then fled on foot away from the location.

At this time, a description of the suspects has not been provided.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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