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Man found dead in stolen Lexus in Del Rey

February 4, 2011 12:36:55 AM PST
The LAPD investigated a homicide in Del Rey on Friday after a man was found dead in a vehicle. Authorities say it may be gang-related

Police responded to a report of shots fired on the 5500 block of Margaret Avenue at 6:58 a.m. and found a man in a late-model gray Lexus sedan with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, identified only as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, was declared dead at the scene.

Police say the car was reported as stolen two weeks ago from West Los Angeles.

Police believe the victim either slowed down or was stopped when he was shot.

While there is no evidence that the shooting was gang-related, police say there is a possibility because gang activity from three nearby gangs show up in the area. The attack may have been part of a turf war, police said.

Anyone with information related to the case is urged to call the LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.

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