Reports of shots fired outside of Hawthorne Police Department; 1 person dead

Shots were reportedly fired outside the Hawthorne Police Department Sunday evening, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported before 6 p.m. in the area of 12500 Hawthorne Boulevard.

One person was fatally shot outside the Hawthorne Police Department building at 12501 S. Hawthorne Blvd., says Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Melinda Choi.

Hawthorne police are still searching for the suspect.

Hawthorne Blvd. southbound is closed.

Please avoid the area.

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CNS contributed to this report.