Police investigate man shot and killed in Venice, suspect search underway

- A 30-year-old man was shot and killed in Venice Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers found the victim in the street at 4:05 p.m. while responding to a shots-fired call in the area of Seventh Avenue and Brooks Court, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations

He was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

Images were posted to social media showing the man's partially covered body, on its back, in the street.

The shooting suspect was described as a black man between 25 and 30-years old, who is 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-9 inches tall and was wearing a black hoodie, black sunglasses and black jeans, police said.

Earlier, the suspect was described as possibly wearing a "Star Wars'' mask, but that turned out to be unfounded, according to the LAPD.

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