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Man Fatally Shot In Broad Daylight At Park Across From USC

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Police are investigating a shooting near USC that left one man dead yesterday afternoon.Around 4:15 p.m on Tuesday, at least four or five gunshots were heard at Jesse A. Brewer Jr. Park near Vermont Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, just yards away from the Natural History Museum and across the street from the university, reports the L.A. Times. One man was struck by the gunfire.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

The suspect fled on the Metro, according to the Daily Trojan, but was later taken into custody and was in the process of being booked as of 11 p.m.

The identity of the 18-year-old suspect has not yet been released, and the cause of the shooting is still under investigation. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of his family. Neither the shooter nor the victim are believed to have any connection with USC.