Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting outside a nightclub in Sun Valley early Sunday that left one man dead, authorities said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Vineland Avenue, police said. One man, described as in his mid-30s, was shot several times in the upper body by two men, according to a preliminary police investigation.

least 65 homicides have been reported within 4 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.]

Police said the two suspects appear to have fled in a white sedan, and the victim, whose name hasn't been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times

Map: Shows location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as 65 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times