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Maurice Hill, 41

Maurice Hill, 41, a black man, was shot multiple times at 6424 S. Vermont Ave. and died at 12:11 a.m. Thursday, April 19. He was gunned down in front of a liquor store in LAPD's 77th Street Division at about 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

Hill was transported to a hospital, but failed to respond. Investigators seek information about two suspects who drove alongside him in a dark colored vehicle. Call (213) 485-1385.

At the scene, friends of the victim stood mourning on Thursday. They described Hill-- "Mo," as they called him--as short in stature, hearty, and "a good guy."

He had lived in the area all his life, and his parents and a sibling lived nearby. He had a teenage daughter and younger son, they said. "Hey now!" he'd say. "Pull your shoes up!" He drank beer in the grassy median in the middle of Vermont, under a tree. He called it his "park." Said a friend: "If they had known who he was, they wouldn't have shot him."

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