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South LA shooting kills man, 19; gunman sought

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed on East Lanzit Avenue in South Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.

August 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for a gunman who shot and killed a young man in South Los Angeles on Monday.

Police said the 19-year-old was walking his 14-year-old brother to school on East Lanzit Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. when he was approached.

They said the suspect asked the victim where he's from, and then shot him twice in the chest.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the hospital. His 14-year-old brother was able to run away.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (877) LAPD-24-7.

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