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Man stabbed on skid row dies; assailant is sought

IN BRIEF | Los Angeles County | LOS ANGELES

May 14, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A man who was stabbed downtown on skid row died early Sunday, and police were searching for his assailant.

The attack occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday near 8th Street and Werdin Place, police said.

The victim was taken to County-USC Medical Center with multiple stab wounds but died of his injuries shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

The name of the victim, described only as a black man, had not been released while police sought his relatives. The motive for the killing was unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division detectives at (213) 972-1203 during normal business hours or (877) 529-3855 after hours.

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