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.
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.
--Robert J. Lopez
Map shows homicides reported in area since 2007. Credit: Times' Homicide Report.