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Adam Sheldon Reed, 21

Adam Sheldon Reed, a 21-year-old black man, died Thursday, July 20, after he was shot in the 1500 block of West 102nd Street in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to Reed’s home around 12:30 a.m. regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, Lt. Joe Mendoza said. 

When deputies arrived, they found Reed with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:58 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Reed was not involved in gangs, and investigators don’t think the shooting was gang-related or linked to a burglary or robbery, Mendoza said. 

“However, we do believe he was the intended target,” Mendoza said, adding that investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. “It wasn’t a random thing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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