Man dies in gruesome South LA hit-and-run crash after being dragged for a mile: LAPD

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LOS ANGELES - Authorities said a man was killed in a gruesome hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles Tuesday morning.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were called to the intersection of South Broadway and West 117th Street in South LA's Broadway-Manchester neighborhood at about 9:15 a.m. following a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. 

Arriving officers arrived to find a grisly scene encompassing scattered body parts, a trail of blood, skin, and articles of clothing.

LAPD investigators confirmed the victim, who was riding his bike, was dragged for nearly a mile by the suspect's vehicle - described as a white Chevrolet van - and may have been intentionally hit, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead by officials at the scene. The LAPD believes he likely lived at a nearby homeless encampment and his name has not been released.

The LAPD said they have good leads and are hoping to make an arrest by the end of the day. 

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-527-3247.

City News Service contributed to this report.