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Man killed in possible gang shooting in Southwest L.A.

Click here for a Times homicide database. A man was shot to death in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw on Thursday evening during a possible gang-related argument, police said.

Two men began arguing about 5:30 p.m. in 3500 block of Coco Avenue when one of them pulled out a handgun and fired multiple rounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim was struck in the chest and taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, LAPD Officer Gregory Baek told The Times.

The victim's name and age were not released. Police on Thursday night were looking for the gunman.

At least 63 homicides have been reported within two miles of the killing scene since January 2007, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information in Thursday's slaying is asked to call (877) 527-3247.


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Map shows homicides reported within two miles of Thursday's slaying.

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Just look at all of these murders occurring in Gun Free School Zones.

Could it be that criminals break the law instead of obeying it?

Here's a thought. Instead of making it a crime to carry the means by which one can defend himself, we repeal the Gun Free School Zone law and see what happens.

well its abious, what needs to be done ,more undercover cops in the area .and check points to search for weapons .

He was actually a gang interventionist.....and peace maker.......he wasn't a gang member....his name is Greg Horn...and he has a 2 year old son....he was probably talking to a gang member...or rather trying to talk sense into a gang member.....

amusing--citizens not allowed to care weapons for defense -- oh yes--forgot..only the criminals are allowed to carry them..makes it easy to spot the bad guy..what a joke..

Sad how just alot of people gtetting hurt especially the 1s you couldn't imagine leaving so soon... R.I.P Greg "G-Smoove" ur loved & truly missed by many


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