Man found stabbed to death in East LA: LASD

A homicide investigation is underway in East Los Angeles Thursday morning after a young man was found stabbed to death at a basketball court, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

Officers responded to the scene in the 4900 block of E. Cesar Chavez Avenue just before 5 a.m. 

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He is described as approximately 15 to 20-years-old. 

No suspect information was released. 

Authorities said the murder weapon also remains outstanding. 

It is unknown at this time if this incident is gang-related, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).