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West Adams shooting leaves one dead

August 16, 2011 |  8:24 am

West Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday for suspects in a shooting that left one man dead and forced the evacuation of a West Adams neighborhood for several hours.

Neighbors called 911 just before 11 p.m. Monday to report a shooting in the 2600 block of Longwood Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man in his 40s dead outside a residence, said Los Angeles police officer Bruce Borihanh.

SWAT officers were called to the scene while authorities evacuated several buildings and cordoned off the block to search for suspects.

Nothing turned up after several hours of searching the area, so police let residents return to their homes early Tuesday.

Detectives continue to look for the assailants and a motive for the killing. The victim's identity had not yet been released.

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Image: Map shows location of Monday's shooting in purple, as well as 87 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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