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1 Dead, Suspect At Large In Sylmar Shooting

SYLMAR (CBSLA)  --   One man is dead and the suspect is at large in Sylmar following a shooting Thursday evening.

Authorities said when they arrived on scene the victim was dead.

Desmond Shaw reported from overhead in Sky9.

The shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. near an automotive shop in the 14900 block of Nurmi Street, near Polk and Bradley.

Witnesses heard two shots.

Reporting from the scene Thursday evening, KCAL9's Rachel Kim said investigators were on scene gathering evidence, including shell casings.

The man's identity was not released.

The suspect was described as 5 feet 8 inches and about 130 pounds.  He was wearing a black cap, a grey hoodie and black pants.

Officials believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

"We have several officers here," said LAPD Captain Natalie Cortez, "a secure crime scene. We've searched the immediate area. The suspect is not here at this time. So, we are here and if we get any tips or information from the public it would be greatly appreciated. As always, they can call 1-877-ASK-LAPD or feel free to call the Mission Avenue station."

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