COMPTON, Calif.–A man who was shot to death in a Compton neighborhood was identified by the Los Angeles County’s coroner office today as Wendell Lashawn Prince, 50, of Long Beach.

The shooting was reported at 1:31 a.m. Monday in the 1350 block of East Schinner Street near Compton Community College, said Deputy Irys Alvarez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Alvarez said. No suspect information was released.

A video reporter at the scene said the victim was found behind a house after neighbors heard shots fired and called sheriff’s deputies.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500, or you can remain anonymous by dialing Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or using the website at