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Dante Daniel Koger, 36

Dante Daniel Koger, a 36-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, July 30, in the 15000 block of South Avalon Boulevard in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

The night of the shooting, Koger was hanging out with a group of people in the parking lot of a liquor store at South Avalon Boulevard and East Compton Boulevard around 8:55 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.

A white SUV drove past the parking lot, and someone inside began shooting, Alfred said. 

Koger was shot in the head, Alfred said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 11 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Nobody else was injured, Alfred said. 

Investigators don’t know whether the shooting was random or if Koger was targeted. They don’t have a description of the shooter. 

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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