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Bronze Obinna Ibe, 28

Bronze Obinna Ibe, a 28-year-old black man, died Wednesday, June 20, after he was shot in the 24400 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

The night before, Torrance police officers were called to the Home Depot parking lot at 24451 Crenshaw Blvd. at 11:38 p.m., regarding shots fired. They found Ibe in the parking lot with gunshot wounds, according to a department news release. 

Ibe was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m., according to coroner's records. 

The release did not provide any suspect information. Sgt. Ronald Harris, a police spokesman, said he couldn't provide more details about Ibe or the crime scene.

The Daily Breeze published photos of investigators working around a white Chevrolet El Camino and quoted Harris as saying it wasn't known whether Ibe was inside his vehicle when the shooting occurred.

The shooting is the first civilian homicide in Torrance since the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Michelle Lee Shirley on Oct. 31, 2016, according to Homicide Report data.  The only other homicides in Torrance during that period were officer-involved shootings on June 1, that killed Juan Carlos Perez-Victor, 19, and on Oct. 14, 2017, in which Michael David Lopez, 44, was killed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Torrance Police Department at (310) 328-3456. 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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