Homeless Man Dies Outside of LA City Hall

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

A 54-year-old man died overnight outside Los Angeles City Hall.

There's a homeless encampment that pops up nightly in front of City Hall.

This morning, as city employees came to work, they could see the blanket-covered body.

"We have to mourn this man who died downstairs at City Hall," City Attorney Mike Feuer said.

“He was someone’s son. He might’ve been somebody’s dad or brother....” Mike Feuer, mourning the homeless man who died last night at City Hall. pic.twitter.com/5TzJzj8ZjY

— LA City Attorney (@CityAttorneyLA) December 18, 2019

.@CityAttorneyLA says a 54yo homeless man died at LA City Hall last night. “We have to mourn this man who died downstairs,” says Mike Feuer. @KNX1070

— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) December 18, 2019

"...As a city we need to do better than this. As a community we need to do better than this, Feuer said.

The latest count indicates there are about 59,000 homeless people in LA County. The number of homeless deaths has doubled over the past five years.

Close to a thousand homeless people have already died this year.

The LA Times reports roughly three people die on the streets each day.