By CBSLA Staff

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — A man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon while sitting inside of a car in Hawthorne.

A man in his 20s was shot and killed while sitting inside of a vehicle in Hawthorne. (CBSLA)

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According to the Hawthorne Police Department, the shooting happened at about 4 p.m. in the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue.

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department said the victim was a man in his 20s who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police said officers from surrounding cities were assisting with crowd control. Chadron Avenue remained closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the investigation.