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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
September 25, 2009 | 11:25
Darren Way, a 21-year-old black man, died on Sunday, Sept 20, after he was shot in the 10000 block of South Hobart Avenue in Gramercy Park
, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Way, of Palmdale, was walking with his girlfriend when a car pulled up next to them and someone asked him: "Where are you from?" said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. The assailant then shot Way several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:01 p.m., Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Darren Way was shot. Click for the Gramercy Park Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.