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Man found stabbed to death on East Los Angeles basketball court

Man found fatally stabbed in East LA
Man found fatally stabbed in East LA 00:21

A man was found dead on a basketball court in East Los Angeles Thursday morning.

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Homicide detectives were called to the basketball courts behind Nueva Maravilla Housing Community, 4919 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., at about 4:55 a.m. A man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sky 2 was over the bloody scene, which was in the middle of the court. Authorities referred to the victim as a man, but described him as being between 15 and 20 years old.

A weapon was not found at the scene. Authorities did not have a description of a suspect or suspect vehicle.

It's not known if the incident is gang related.

On Friday, LASD detectives asked for public assistance in locating a pair of people seen walking away from the area moments after they suspected the murder took place.

Anyone with information about the murder can contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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