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Man dies in possible drug-related attack in South L.A., LAPD says

August 6, 2012 | 10:35 pm

Map shows homicides reported near Monday's killing scene.
A man was slain in South Los Angeles on Monday night in a possible drug-related attack, police said.

The victim was at a liquor store near West Florence and South Normandie avenues when the gunman walked up and fired multiple rounds, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The victim, believed to be in his 50s, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, Officer Karen Rayner said. 

Homicide detectives were at the scene late Monday gathering evidence. No additional details were immediately available. 

Since January 2007, at least 192 homicides have been reported within two miles of the slaying scene, according to a Times Homicide Report database.


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Image shows homicides reported reported within two miles of Monday's killing. Credit: Times Homicide Report