Homeless man shot and killed in Hollywood; 6 detained

A man believed to be homeless was shot and killed in Hollywood overnight and authorities sought the public's help in identifying the suspect.

The Los Angeles Police Department received a call about multiple shots being fired at 2:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Vine Street and La Mirada Avenue.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found 23-year-old Deshawn Townsel suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk near a homeless encampment. Officers attempted lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived. However, Townsel was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators said at least six people from the homeless encampment were detained, and no arrests have been announced.

The investigation is ongoing.