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Man Found Stabbed To Death In Parking Lot Off Bustling Stretch Of Hollywood Blvd.

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Police found a man stabbed to death this morning in a parking lot in Hollywood, and they're still searching for the suspect.

The victim, a Hispanic male in his 20s, was found at 8:40 a.m. stabbed next to a car in a parking lot located on the 1700 block of N. Cherokee Ave., LAPD officer Liliana Preciado told LAist. The stabbing took place not too far away from the bustling part of Hollywood Boulevard where there's the Egyptian Theatre and Musso & Frank Grill. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preciado said it's not clear when the man was stabbed. However, they are looking for a suspect whom she described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing 6 feet tall with a tattoo on his right arm. He was last seen driving a Ford F-150 truck with the North Carolina license plate number CLJ5472, ABC 7 reports. He had two passengers in his car.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is urged to call (877) LAPD-247.

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Update 3:20 p.m.: LAPD Lt. John Jenal told KTLA the stabbing may have stemmed from an argument. "My understanding — it was a dispute between these two individuals. It escalated into a stabbing, where the victim succumbed to his wounds," Jenal said.

It's not clear if the men knew each other before the incident, but the argument did take place in the parking lot.

The pickup truck is described as a brown color with black rims, and it has a sticker of a silver skull on it.