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Branden Bullard, 25

Branden "B.L." Bullard, 25, a black man, was shot in an alleged gang-related shooting at 147 E. Florence Ave. in South Los Angeles about 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. According to police, an unknown gunman fired several shots into a crowd of gang members that were partying inside a rented hall. Bullard was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Five other people were taken to various hospitals, said Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. All five were in stable condition, she added.

According to the LAPD, Bullard's shooting has triggered a series of retaliation shootings in Watts that have left two other men dead and 13 wounded. Los Angeles Times story

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