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Pedestrian killed by hit-run driver in Venice

Police investigate a deadly hit-and-run in Venice on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
September 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver overnight in Venice.

The incident happened at the intersection of Venice and Lincoln boulevards around midnight Friday. Authorities say the suspect is a woman who was driving a black Toyota Prius. Police say the victim is a 33-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

According to an eyewitness, the victim was a homeless man who was carrying a bundle of clothes when he was struck.

"I see this explosion of clothes that the homeless guy had, a bunch of clothes and stuff like that. And, everything just flew everywhere," said Bruce Bauer.

The LAPD is urging anyone with information to call them at 1-800-LAPD-24-7.


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