East Los Angeles -- A man was shot and killed Tuesday night while sitting in a vehicle, and the shooter is on the loose this morning.

Deputies responded to a gunshot victim call in the 5800 block of Ferguson Drive, between Atlantic Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was found in the driver's seat of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the department said.

The name of the victim was not disclosed.

A description of the shooter was not immediately available.

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