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Man in his 40s killed in East LA shooting after visiting food truck; Second such shooting in month span

Shooting investigation underway after man shot outside of food truck in East L.A. 02:09

Authorities on Sunday were investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in East Los Angeles. 

Deputies responded to South Indiana and Dennison Streets at around 10 p.m. Saturday evening following reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they located a man in his 40s who had been shot multiple times. 

He was rushed to the hospital where he died. 

Witnesses say the victim had eaten at a food truck, crossed the street, and was fatally shot. 

CBS reporters spoke with several residents who live in the surrounding area, who are rightfully concerned by the series of events. 

"I thought we just heard fireworks," said Jose Morales, who lives right outside of where the shooting took place. "When I came out I saw the cops - it wasn't fireworks."

He continued to note that he and his neighbors are left with questions, concerned for their safety. 

"Everyone's trying to find out what happened, but they didn't tell us anything," Morales said.

The incident happened just blocks away from a church, where Ivan Quintana, one of the members also spoke with CBS reporters.

"They come in and they just take somebody's life, somebody's family's heart.. it's not fair," he said. "Maybe there should be more cops patrolling, to be more safety around."

A motive for the shooting remains unknown. An investigation is underway, with investigators considering the incident a possible connection to another unsolved fatal shooting that occurred on March 28 outside of a food truck in East Los Angeles, where a 27-year-old man died.

They hope that security cameras nearby will help them identify a suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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