Investigation underway after man shot dead in Maywood

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot dead Saturday morning in Maywood. 

According to deputies the incident happened around 7:25 a.m. on the 5500 block of Gifford Ave.

Officers responded to the area after getting calls of an assault with a deadly weapon.

When deputies arrived on scene they located a 24-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. 

Officials say the suspect fled the scene on foot. A motive for the shooting is not known, however, detectives believe it might be gang-related. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. You can remain anonymous by calling LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by using the website