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Man killed in South Los Angeles in apparent gang shooting [Updated]

March 27, 2010 |  5:57 pm

Click to learn more about nearby homicides in The Times' interactive Homicide Report Residents of South L.A.'s Harvard Park neighborhood followed the sound of gunshots early Saturday morning to find a man lying in the street, fatally wounded in what investigators believe was a gang-related shooting, police said.

Che Yusef Grady, 39, was found just before 6 a.m. on the 1700 block of West 60th Street with bullet wounds to his upper torso, according to Officer Cleon Joseph, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. Joseph said Grady was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.

It was not clear what led to the shooting or why investigators believe it was gang-related. Joseph said he did not know whether the group of people who found Grady had also seen the shooter, but he said police had no description of a suspect.

[Updated at 9:30 p.m.: At least 22 homicides within a mile of the 1700 block of West 60th Street have been reported by L.A. County coroner's officials since January 2007, according to data collected for The Times' interactive Homicide Report. The most recent was the Jan. 24 shooting death of Dontae Cotton, 28, about a block away from Saturday's shooting.]

-- Mitchell Landsberg