HAWTHORNE – Authorities Friday identified a man who was killed in a shooting in Hawthorne that left another man wounded.
Hawthorne Police Department officers were called at 8:04 p.m. Monday to the 13400 block of Kornblum Avenue, between 126th Street and El Segundo Boulevard regarding a shots fired call, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. Arturo Spencer. Upon their arrival, they found both men with gunshot wounds.
Earl Smith, 59, of Hawthorne died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The second victim was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
No arrests were reported, and no suspect information was available. Sheriff’s homicide investigators were assisting Hawthorne police with the investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.