Venice man shot on Santa Clara Avenue dies in hospital


LAPD officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon at 10:30 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of Santa Clara Ave. Officers found Oscar Duncan, 23, lying in the roadway with what appeared to be a gunshot, according to police.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Duncan to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

LAPD detectives believe Duncan was walking on Santa Clara when a white vehicle stopped and one of its occupants shot Duncan.

There was no further description of the suspect vehicle. There were no suspect descriptions. A motive for the shooting was not determined.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call West Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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