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Man killed in shooting at El Monte hotel

A man in his 20s was killed Thursday afternoon in a gang-related shooting at an El Monte motel.

The shooting occurred about 2:10 p.m. in the 10000 block of Valley Boulevard, near Baldwin Avenue, according to Deputy James Nagao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting the El Monte Police Department with the investigation.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Nagao said.

Authorities do not have a description of the suspect, and they urged anyone with information about the shooting to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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