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Man shot to death in south L.A.'s Chesterfield Square

July 31, 2011 | 11:34 am

Hr A man was fatally wounded early Sunday in an apparent gang-related shooting in the south Los Angeles neighborhood of Chesterfield Square, police said.

The incident occurred about 12:40 a.m. in the 5500 block of Cimarron Street when a gunman walked up to the victim and shot him in the back, said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken by paramedics to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the suspect appeared to be in his 20s but had no further description.


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Image: Map shows location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as 114 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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