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Cameron Troy Neal, 39

Cameron Troy Neal, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the 300 block of West Pondera Street in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Shortly before the shooting, Neal was with friends about 9 p.m. inside the business space he rented in Suite A of Pondera Plaza at the northwest corner of West Pondera Street and Trevor Avenue,  said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred. 

Neal and the other people were hanging out, Alfred said, when a man in a hoodie walked into the shop and began shooting, Alfred said. 

The man didn’t speak, Alfred said. “He just came in and opened fire.”

Neal, a resident of Lancaster, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:14 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

No other injuries were reported. 

Nothing was taken and robbery doesn't appear to have been a motive, Alfred said. The suspect, described as an adult, light-skinned Latino or black male, was last seen running out of the business, out of view. 

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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