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Steven Lamar Bell, 24

Steven Lamar Bell, a 24-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Sept. 21, near East 148th Street and South Loness Avenue in West Compton, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Bell and a friend were driving about 9:10 p.m. when a person shot into their car, said Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver took Bell to a friend’s house then fled on foot, Corina said. 

A woman then got into the car and began to drive to the hospital. On the way, she saw paramedics and asked for help, Corina said.

Bell was taken to a hospital where he died at 10:02 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Detectives are looking for the driver.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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