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Andre Devon Anderson, 37

Andre Devon Anderson, a 37-year-old black man, was fatally shot Sunday, June 4, in the 1100 block of Cambridge Court in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Anderson, who lived in another part of Lancaster, was standing in the residential street with his brother and a group of friends at 7:11 p.m. when a man walked up to the small group, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. 

The man seemed focused on Anderson and his 39-year-old brother, who was visiting from Victorville, Mendoza said. After a brief argument with the brothers, the man pulled a gun and began shooting. 

Anderson was struck in the torso at least once, and his brother was shot in the arm, Mendoza said.

The brothers were taken to a nearby hospital, where Anderson was pronounced dead at 7:49 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

His brother was treated at the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, Mendoza said.

A fundraising page has been set up to help raise money for Anderson’s family and to encourage people to come forward with information about the shooter. 

“Andre was a hardworking man and a good father who leaves behind his wife and three young daughters,” the website said. “Any information would help to bring this sorry excuse for a human being to justice.”

The shooter was described only as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, Mendoza said. He was last seen running from the scene, heading east on Cambridge Court.

Investigators don’t have a motive for the shooting, Mendoza said, but they are hopeful someone recognized the shooter and will be able to provide more information.

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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