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Dead man with a head wound found lying in ocean near Hollywood shore

Hollywood police are investigating the death of a man who washed up on the Hollywood beach early Tuesday morning. He was wounded in the head.
Hollywood police are investigating the death of a man who washed up on the Hollywood beach early Tuesday morning. He was wounded in the head.

Police are investigating a possible crime after a body with a possible gunshot wound to the head was found as it washed toward the beach in Hollywood early Wednesday morning.

“Crime investigators are here on the scene,’’ Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said of the death, which may or may not have occurred in Hollywood. “It’s too early to give a lot of information.’’

Grossman said the deceased black male was found in the water just south of Magnolia Terrace, and “presumed to be in his 30s.’’

The body was found by a passerby “around 6:20 a.m.,’’ Grossman said. “I don’t know if his identity is known.’’

She said it was “too early to tell’’ whether the wound was caused by a gunshot or “some other type of trauma.’’

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