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Deshawn Hopson, 17

Deshawn Hopson, a 17-year-old black youth, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Parkview Lane and Park Circle Drive in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

According to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Hopson was confronted by a group of men just before 9 p.m. Jan. 19. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot Hopson several times.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about five hours later, according to coroner's records.

Anyone with information about this killing is asked to call sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.

-- Anthony Pesce

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