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LAPD seeks information in deadly crosswalk shooting

January 25, 2012 | 11:00 pm

Homicides reported near Westlake since 2007.

Los Angeles police Wednesday night were seeking information in the slaying of a male victim gunned down in a crosswalk.

The victim was shot Tuesday about 3:15 p.m. near Council Street and Virgil Avenue in the Westlake neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The attacker or attackers ran away, the LAPD said. The victim has not been identified, and no family members have come forward.

The victim died of his wounds at a local hospital.

Since January 2007, at least 110 homicides have been reported within  two miles of the slaying scene, according to a Times Homicide Report database. The vast majority of those victims died from gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information in Tuesday's killing is asked to call homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.

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Image: Map shows homicides reported near Tuesday's slaying scene since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report

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