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Andre Lockhart, 28

Andre Lockhart, a 28-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 27, near 55th Street and Normandie Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Authorities responded to a radio call at 2:20 p.m., and Lockhart was transported to California Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m., officials said.

According to coroner’s records, he died from gunshots to his head and leg.

A 16-year-old man was also shot but is in stable condition, officials said.

The shooting, which was a drive-by, appears to be gang-related, said LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Det. Stacey Szymkowiak. Lockhart was a documented gang-member, she said, but added that the other victim, a friend of Lockhart’s, was not heavily documented with any gang affiliation.

Investigators are pursuing good leads, she said, but no arrests have been made. Officials did not provide additional information about the case.

Anyone with additional details about the shooting is asked to contact Dets. Szymkowiak and C. Valento at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Rosanna Xia

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