Highland Park  — One person was fatally shot late this afternoon in the 300 block of N. Avenue 52, according to the LAPD.

The victim was declared dead at the scene, said LAPD spokeswoman Meghan Aguilar.

She had no further information available about the victim or the suspect/s responsible for the shooting, which was reported at 5:15 pm.

Aerial photos and comments posted by Stu Mundel of KCAL on Twitter indicate that the male victim was found about mid-block.

The homicide was the first in more than a year in Highland Park, according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report.

Update on May 8:  The victim was a 43-year-old man who was killed during what appears to have been  a drive-by shooting, said LAPD spokesman Drake Madison. No further information was available about the victim or the suspect or suspects and the vehicle involved. It is unknown if the shooting is gang-related, Madison said.

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