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Body with Gunshot Wound Found at Eaton Canyon

Eaton Canyon Nature Center. | Photo courtesy of L.A. County Parks & Recreation

Hikers found the body of man with a gunshot wound off a trail in Eaton Canyon Sunday morning.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators respond to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center at 6:30 a.m. Sunday after hikers alerted staff who then called 911.

Deputies discovered the body of an unidentified white adult man unresponsive on a trail next to the nature center’s parking lot. The man appeared to have sustained at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A handgun was discovered at the scene. At this time, it is unknown if this shooting is criminal or accidental in nature. 

There is no additional information.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

November 10, 2020

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