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Chad Jarmel Andrew, 22

Chad Andrew, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, July 5, in the 4400 block of Western Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Andrew and a 26-year-old male companion pulled into the Valero gas station at Western and Vernon avenues about 3:50 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects and shot, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Sean Hansen.

Authorities were called and Andrew was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was shot in the arm and chest and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Hansen said.

The assailants, described as two black males, fled the area after the incident, according to an LAPD news release.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information about the death of Chad Andrew is asked to contact LAPD’s Criminal Gang/Homicide Division detectives at (213) 485-1383. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Raja Abdulrahim and Sarah Ardalani

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