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Bryan Donte Isrel, 42

Bryan Donte Isrel, a 42-year-old black man, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, after he was shot in the 1200 block of West 97th Street in the Westmont area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

The shooting happened around 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, after Isrel, a resident of Long Beach, parked his car and began walking with a companion to a friend's home, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.

Someone got out of a car across the street, ran toward the two with a gun and opened fire, striking Isrel in the head, Alfred said. Neighbors reported the gunfire and deputies found Isrel lying in a driveway.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead two days later at 1:45 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the head. 

His companion told investigators he didn't see what happened, Alfred said, and other people in the neighborhood only reported hearing gunfire and the sound of a car speeding away. Witnesses described the car seen speeding away as a small, light-colored SUV or crossover vehicle, Alfred said, but investigators don't know if the shooter was in that car. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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