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James Jay Smith, 20

James Jay Smith, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Sept. 1, near West Adams Boulevard and South Dalton Avenue in Adams-Normandie, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Smith and a 17-year-old were standing at an intersection when a person walked up to the two and began shooting, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Smith was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. The 17-year-old was wounded but expected to survive.

The gunman and another man, described by police as two male blacks, fled in a light-colored vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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