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Man walking barefoot in South LA shot to death

Homicide investigators in South Los Angeles searched for a gunman who shot and killed a man who was walking barefoot.

August 5, 2011 12:51:43 AM PDT
Homicide investigators in South Los Angeles searched for a gunman who shot and killed a man who was walking barefoot.

A witness said the gunman walked up to 45-year-old Ricky Ray Whitfield near Slauson and Deane avenues and shot him once in the head at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

The gunman then calmly walked away, got into a white vehicle and drove away, according to police. Whitfield was declared dead at the scene.

The gunman is believed to be in his 30s. A motive has not yet been determined.