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Terry Gibson, 30

Terry Gibson, a 30-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Jan. 21, near West 30th Street and Chesapeake Avenue in West Adams, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Shortly before 11 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division responded to a call of a shooting, said Det. Dave Garrido.

Officers arrived to the aftermath of a car accident involving a red four-door Ford Fusion and a parked white van. When officers walked up to the red car, they saw a man, later identified as Gibson, unconscious in the driver's seat, Garrido said.

Paramedics pronounced Gibson, of Palmdale, dead at the scene at 11:14 a.m., according to coroner's records.

Investigators believe that Gibson was driving the red Ford with a passenger when they were shot at. The passenger fled from the scene, but police don't believe that he or she was the shooter.

It's still unknown where the gunfire came from and why, police said.

Detectives are looking for eyewitnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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