A man was fatally shot today in a vehicle in the Cerritos area, and an investigation was underway.
The shooting was reported at 1:53 a.m. near Artesia Boulevard and Studebaker Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies were sent to the 11000 block of Artesia Boulevard regarding a gunshot victim call, the sheriff’s department reported.
“When they arrived, they discovered a male adult suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso,” a sheriff’s statement said.
A news videographer who went to the crime scene said the site was at Gahr High School.
“Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” the sheriff’s statement said.
“At the time of the shooting, the victim was inside a vehicle with three other people who were not injured. According to the three other occupants of the vehicle, the shooting occurred near the 605 Freeway on the westbound lanes of Artesia Boulevard just east of Studebaker Road.”
Information on the identity of the fatally wounded man was not immediately available. Several people reportedly were detained for questioning.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Editor’s note: This story was updated to clarify the location of the shooting. The crime scene included the Gahr High School parking lot, but officials later said the shooting happened on Artesia Boulevard.