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Driver killed in East Los Angeles shooting

Los Angeles County Sheriff's cars.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's cars.
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Authorities say a motorist has been shot to death in a Christmas Day attack in East Los Angeles and they're hunting for the killer.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to South Ditman Avenue and Olympic Boulevard at around 2 a.m. Tuesday. They found a car that had hit a light post.

“The deputy immediate[ly] checked on the status of the occupant who was still inside the vehicle and noticed that the driver was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds," said Than Ly, Sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. "Paramedics responded to the scene. Upon their arrival, the victim was pronounced dead.”

The driver's passenger, a woman, was unhurt, and authorities hope she can shed some light on the attack.