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LAPD investigating 2 homicides in South L.A. and Lincoln Heights

Los Angeles police were investigating two unrelated killings Monday evening, authorities said.

The first slaying took place shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of 83rd Street in Manchester Square, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The victim was shot at least once. Since January 2007, there have been at least 125 homicides reported within two miles of the area, according to a Times database.

The second slaying occurred in Lincoln Heights about 8:45 p.m. when a man was shot as he was walking in the 2600 block of Sichel Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At least 35 homicides within two miles have been reported since January 2007, the database shows.

A bystander in the area was also hit by gunfire, taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition. No additional details were available.

Anyone with information is asked to call (877) LAPD-24-7.

-- Robert J. Lopez


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I live in the mddle of all of this killing that is taking place. I also see the rise in graffitti around here. What I find appalling is these men were involved with rebuilding thisvery community at least two of them were. But when something works in our community the city steps in and stops progress.
These young people were being engaged by the neighborhood council in area.
their is a old saying we say the" proof is in the pudding ". The city has neglected our area for at least 40years. I am tired and when I retired next year I will move to Texas and after obama leaves office I will never vote for another Democrat. This blood is on the Mayors hand


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