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Bryan Champion, 35

Bryan Champion, a 35-year-old black man, was fatally shot Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the 600 block of East University Drive in Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Champion was sitting in a car about 7 p.m. when a vehicle drove up alongside him, a person exited and began shooting at the car, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

Authorities were called, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:17 p.m.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide Det. E. Brown, who is handling the case, said the shooting occurred in the parking lot of a strip mall. No arrests have been made in connection with the case.

The shooter was described as a male black in his 20s with light skin. He was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, Brown said.

The incident is believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the killing or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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