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Police investigate slaying of man in South L.A.

Los Angeles police Thursday were investigating why a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the back while he was crossing a street.

Herbert Eugene Seymour Jr. was targeted Wednesday night for no apparent reason as he walked near his home in the area of 105th Street and Western Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Click here for a Times homicide database. The attacker ran away and was seen heading north on Western.

Since January 2007, at least 152 homicides were reported within two miles of the crime scene. The vast majority of victims died of gunshot wounds, according to a database compiled by The Times' Homicide Report.

Anyone with information about Seymour's slaying is asked to call Dets. Eric Crosson or San Arnold at (213) 485-1383.



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Map shows homicides reported in area since 2007. Credit: Times' Homicide Report.

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There is a new wave of gang initiation killings....... Could have very well been a victim of it.

It was heartbreaking to see his daughter sobbing and devastated at her Daddy's senseless and preventable death. Too many guns out there, and now arsenals in cars. Aren't you parents and families fed up with the shootings? 38 gun homicides in January in LA.
You don't have to live like this.
The 2nd Amendment is archaic, unregulated, and deadly. Our founding fathers would be horrified not only at these hi-tech weapons, but that Americans are shooting each other dead at the rate of 30,000 per year. There is no need for civilians to have deadly weapons. The rest of the world thinks we are crazy.
Demand that your city government get rid of all these deadly weapons--you are paying for the police, healthcare, funerals, prison and legal costs for all those gun homicides.
Public safety is the first role of government.


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