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Carlos Leon Ewell, 30

Carlos Ewell, a 30-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 8, near 111th Place and Figueroa Street in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police received a call regarding a "person down" about 9:40 p.m., said LAPD Criminal Gang and Homicide Det. R. Fontes, who is handling the case.

When they arrived they found Ewell wounded. According to coroner's records, he was shot several times in the torso, left arm and right leg.

Ewell was taken by paramedics to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he died 40 minutes later, coroner’s records show.

Fontes said it's unknown what led up to the shooting and there is no description of the shooter. However, the incident is believed to be gang-related since Ewell was a documented gang member.

Anyone with information about the killing or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact Det. Fontes at (213) 485-4341. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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