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Cleveland Ross, 27

Cleveland Ross, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, March 12, at 648 W. Century Boulevard in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 4:45 p.m., Ross was working on his car battery in an AutoZone parking lot when person drove up in a red sedan, exited the driver's side  and opened fire, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.

Ross was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:10 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner's office.

Anyone with information is asked  to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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