East Los Angeles - A man was shot and killed early this morning -- the third homicide in three weeks.

The shooting occurred at 3:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of South McDonnell Avenue, according the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

Deputies who arrived at the scene found a Black man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Jimmie Mercadel. 

There is no suspect information.

The sheriff's Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call 323-890-5500.

No further details were immediately available.

This is the third murder in three weeks in East Los Angeles.

The previous murder took place on Friday, July 16 in the 900 block of South Bonnie Beach Place. On Sunday July 11, a man was killed in the 5700 block of Whittier Boulevard.

Before that, there had been four previous fatal shootings in East LA this year, according to the LA Times Homicide Report. That includes the death of David Ordaz, Jr., who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in March.

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