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Man shot dead on South L.A. sidewalk

March 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A major search is under way for the gunman who shot and killed a young man as he walked with friends in South L.A.The shooting happened Wednesday night near Raymond Avenue and West 70th Street.

Daniel Charles Smith, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Smith was walking with friends when a man got out of a gray vehicle, walked up to the group and started shooting. Smith was mortally wounded. No one else was hurt.

The gunman got back into his vehicle and raced away. Investigators were unsure of a motive for the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD homicide detectives at (213) 485-1383.

City News Service contributed to this report.