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Shooting victim dies after 3 weeks in hospital, suspect still at large

A man who was shot almost three weeks ago in Lakewood died Saturday at the hospital where he was being treated, authorities said.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was shot on Feb. 11 in the 11600 block of 205th Street, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where authorities said he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

The case is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. The gunman remains at large.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.


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-- Ann M. Simmons

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