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Willie Lee Williams, 65

 Willie Lee Williams, a 65-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Oct. 14, in the 11000 block of South Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene about 6:20 p.m. regarding a gunshot victim, said Lt. Rodney Moore. 

When they arrived, they found Williams lying on the sidewalk on the west side of South Vermont Avenue, with gunshot wounds in his lower torso and left arm, Moore said. 

Williams was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:41 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Williams lived in another part of Los Angeles, according to coroner’s records, and investigators don’t have any information about what Williams was doing before the shooting, or a motive for the shooting. They also don’t have any suspect information. 

“They didn’t have any individuals who came forward to give details about what happened,” Moore said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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