East Los Angeles -- Authorities today identified a man who was fatally stabbed at a bus stop, as the search continued for suspects in what's believed to be a gang-related attack.

Tommy Burciaga, 33, of Whittier died at a hospital after the apparent gang-related attack about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at Beverly Boulevard and Gerhart Avenue, according to the coroner's office and sheriff's department.

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