Body found in unincorporated Whittier; suicide initially suspected

WHITTIER — Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man found fatally shot in a commercial area in an unincorporated county area near Whittier as an apparent suicide, authorities said.
Deputies were summoned to the 8600 block of Norwalk Boulevard just after 7:50 a.m. Friday after someone reported finding a body lying between two buildings, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith said.
The body was initially described only as that of a man.
Deputies noted the man appeared to have been shot in the head, and a gun was found near the body, Smith said.
The investigation was ongoing, however foul play was not initially suspected.

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