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Man With Gunshot Wound Found Dead In Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest (Photo by Matt M via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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Authorities are investigating the possible shooting death of a man whose body was found in the Angeles National Forest. On Thursday around 10 a.m., the Los Angeles County sheriff's department received reports of a shooting in the Angeles National Forest, reports the L.A. Times. Deputies then found the body of a man with an apparent gunshot wound near mile marker 7.98 on Sand Canyon Road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives are now investigating the incident.

The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of the family, according to City News Service. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this point and no information about a suspect has been released yet.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Prior to this, there have been six other deaths in the Tujunga Canyons area of the Angeles National Forest since Jan. 1, 2000, according to the L.A. Times. Farther east in the forest, three people have died while hiking Mt. Baldy in this month alone.