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Ronald Givens, 38

Ronald Givens, a 38-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, June 9, in the 1300 block of East 89th Street in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The shooting occurred around 4 a.m., said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Givens' body was found in a parkway between the sidewalk and the street.

Neither Givens nor other family members live in the immediate vicinity of the residential area where the body was found, and it was unclear how Givens came to be there, according to his relatives.

Authorities ask anyone with information about Givens’ death to call the Sheriff's Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Howard Blume

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