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Dwayne Kenneth McKesson, 47

Dwayne Kenneth McKesson, a 47-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, June 12, in the 8600 block of Maie Avenue in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Witnesses in the area heard gunshots about 2:45 p.m., then saw McKesson on the west curb of Maie Avenue, said Lt. Dave Coleman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

McKesson was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.Winter said that McKesson was walking down the street when he was shot.

Witnesses said that the gunman walked into an alley near the scene, Coleman said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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