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Man on bike hit by car, fatally shot by occupants

April 18, 2011 |  2:38 pm

Map shows location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as nearby homicides in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report. A man on a bicycle was struck by a car and shot and killed by the occupants in a possible gang-related incident in Silver Lake, officials said.

The man was riding his bicycle Sunday evening when the car hit him near Hoover Street and Del Mar Avenue, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

[Updated at 3:15 p.m.: At least 60 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.]

She said some of those inside the car then got out and shot the bike rider in the upper body.

The cyclist was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, about 9:30 p.m. Herrera said there was no description of the car or gunmen.

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Map: Shows location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as 60 other homicides in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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