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Man dies of gunfire returned in South L.A.

November 13, 2011 |  7:24 am

Image: Map shows location of Saturday's shooting in purple, as well as 183 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide ReportA man who fired on another man in South Los Angeles died after the victim fired back at him, police said.

Officers initially responded to a report of a shooting on McKinley Avenue and 75th Street around 10 p.m. Saturday. The victim, a 37-year-old man, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his right arm, leg and pelvis, said LAPD Sgt. Rudy Alaniz at the 77th Street station. The gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition Sunday morning.

About two hours later, police found out that a second man, believed to be the shooter who injured that victim, had been transported to a hospital in Pomona with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died. His name and age were not available.

The man who survived was sitting in a van Saturday night when the suspect approached on foot and began shooting, Alaniz said. The man in the van fired back and hit the shooter.

Alaniz said the incident did not appear to be gang-related and may have stemmed from a personal vendetta. It was unclear whether the wounded man would face charges.

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Image: Map shows location of Saturday's shooting in purple, as well as 183 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report

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