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Man in car shot to death in South L.A.

March 5, 2012 |  7:04 am

A man sitting in a car was shot to death early Monday morning in South Los Angeles, police said.

The shooting took place in the 10400 block of South Spring Street shortly before 1 a.m., according to Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A suspect of unknown description fired several rounds into a car at a man in his 30s, hitting him in the chest area, the officer said.

The man was found dead at the scene. Baek said police believe the shooting may be gang related. No other details were immediately available.

Over the last three months, the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood where the shooting occurred averaged 7.5 violent crimes and 18.2 property crimes per week, according to The Times' Crime L.A. database.

This week's rate of 7.8 crimes per 10,000 people is higher than in nearby Green Meadows, Vermont Vista, Florence and Harbor Gateway and lower than Vermont Knolls.

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--Victoria Kim

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