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Man gunned down while sitting in his car in South L.A.

September 23, 2013|By Angel Jennings
  • A map shows where the shooting occurred Sunday night.
A map shows where the shooting occurred Sunday night. (L.A. Times Data Desk )

Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who was gunned down Sunday while sitting in his car in South Los Angeles.

Officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 600 block of West 111th Street in South L.A. at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Drake Madison with the Los Angeles Police Department.  The victim, who was found with gunshot wounds, was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the man as Deontra Phillips of Los Angeles.

No arrests were made and police were not sure if the shooting was gang-related, Madison said.

There have been eight violent crimes in the immediate Vermont Vista neighborhood -- including robbery and aggravated assault -- in the last week, according to the L.A. Times crime mapping database.


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