Authorities say a man was shot and killed in Boyle Heights Thursday morning.

Police responded to the 500 block of S. Lorena Street following a 10:04 am report of shots fired in an apartment in the area, according to a spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

The victim, identified only as a male in his 30s, was found unconscious and not breathing. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, the spokesperson said.

No additional information on the victim or a potential suspect was available Thursday afternoon, though police believe the shooting was gang-related.

This is the 17th homicide reported in Boyle Heights in 2023.

This post was updated at 4:50 pm to confirm the status of the victim.

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