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Lazale Dewian Smith, 27

Lazale Smith, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, May 31, in the 100 block of West 104th Street in Broadway-Manchester, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 12:45 p.m., patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responding to a call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon found Smith unconscious in the street, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.

Investigators think Smith had pulled up to the area in a dark-colored SUV, got out and fired multiple rounds down a long driveway.

Another person returned fire, striking Smith, who collapsed in the street.

The SUV in which Smith had arrived then fled, police said, and no additional victims were found.

Detectives are working to identify the other shooter. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Southeast Division homicide squad at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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