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Brandon Jamall Shorts, 24

Brandon Shorts, a 24-year-old black man, died Saturday, Dec. 25, more than a month after he was shot near 71st Street and Western Avenue in Chesterfield Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Brandon Shorts (Family photo)

Shorts was sitting in his car waiting in traffic about 3:25 p.m. Nov. 18 when someone walked up and shot into his car, said Det. Jim Yoshida of the Los Angeles Police Department's Criminal Gang and Homicide Division.

Shorts was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he remained until he died at 5:39 a.m. Dec. 25.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Shorts died from injuries he suffered during the shooting. According to coroner's records, he was shot several times in the chest, abdomen and extremities.

At this time, detectives have not released a description of the shooter; however, due to the location of the shooting, they are investigating the incident as a gang-related crime.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Det. Dave Ross at (213) 485-1383. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Sarah Ardalani

Photo: Brandon Shorts. Credit: Family photo

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