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Bijan Michael Shoushtari, 18

Bijan Michael Shoushtari (2013-08-05)

Bijan Michael Shoushtari, an 18-year-old black man, died two days after he was shot Saturday, Aug. 3, in the 4400 block of Crenshaw Boulevard on the border of Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shoushtari and two other people were traveling north on Crenshaw Boulevard in a 1973 white Buick Electra shortly after midnight when a light-colored, midsize vehicle drove along the passenger side and a gunman shot at the Buick, L.A. Police Det. Supervisor Sal LaBarbera said.

Shoushtari was sitting on the passenger side of the Buick and was struck several times, LaBarbera said. The two other people in the car were not injured.

Shoushtari was taken to a hospital, where he died Monday, Aug. 5, at 5:37 p.m., coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said.

Detectives are looking for more witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD criminal gang homicide division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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