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Billy Blount, 35

Billy Blount (2019-09-01)

Billy Blount, a 35-year-old black man, was found dead Saturday, Sept. 1, near West 89th Street and South Grand Avenue in Broadway-Manchester, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 2 a.m., residents in the area heard what could have been gunshots, but no one called police, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri. 

At about 8 a.m., a person in the area spotted a green SUV with two people inside who appeared lifeless, Kouri said. Paramedics responded and discovered that Blount, along with Eric Jones, 34, had been shot.

The two men were pronounced dead at the scene at 8:15 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

It’s unknown if someone shot at the two men from the sidewalk or from a car. Neither Blount nor Jones were gang members. Detectives are seeking witnesses.

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