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Herbert Seymour Jr.
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  • Feb. 9, 2011

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Herbert Seymour Jr., 31 [Updated]

Herbert Seymour Jr., a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the 10400 block of South Western Avenue in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Seymour was walking home from a nearby liquor store about 10:40 p.m. when an unknown person approached and shot him several times, according to an LAPD news release.

Authorities were called and Seymour was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s records show he was shot in the head, back and leg.

Investigators said the assailant was seen fleeing the area on foot heading north on Western Avenue toward 104th Street. The killer is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s.

Police said the motive for the shooting remains unknown.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact 77th Division Criminal Gang and Homicide Det. Eric Crosson or Sam Arnold at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

[Update Feb. 21: City officials offer reward for capture of Gramercy Park shooter]

-- Sarah Ardalani

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