Man shot to death at Bell bike path

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Numbers mark a crime scene in this undated photo.
Numbers mark a crime scene in this undated photo.

BELL, Calif. (KABC) -- A man was shot to death while riding his bike down a path in Bell Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said the shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Gage Avenue. A male suspect walked up to the victim at the exit of the bike path and shot him once in the upper body, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials.

The 24-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on Gage Avenue, authorities said.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

City News Service contributed to this report.