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Man slain in drive-by shooting in East Hollywood

August 17, 2011 |  5:44 pm

 A man was slain Wednesday afternoon in a drive-by shooting in East Hollywood, police said.

Police said the victim was walking to his vehicle in the 900 block on North Oxford Avenue about 4:20 p.m. when a black sport utility vehicle pulled up.

Click here for a Times homicide database for East Hollywood.At least one attacker fired multiple shots, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His name was not released.

Homicide investigators were at the scene. No additional details were immediately available.

At least 74 homicides have been reported within two miles of Wednesday's slaying since January 2007, according to a Times Homicide Report database.


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Photo: East Hollywood shooting scene. Credit: John Adams / Los Angeles Times

Map: Homicides reported in the East Hollywood area. Credit: Times Homicide Report

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