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Cornell James Hunter, 27

Cornell James Hunter, a 27-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, after he was shot near West 81st Place and Budlong Avenue in Vermont Knolls, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s records.

On Jan. 20 about 9:40 p.m., Hunter was driving a vehicle west on West 81st Place when a person pulled up and fired at him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

Cornell was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Jan. 22 at 7:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be an SUV, police said. Hunter was in town from Las Vegas for his son’s birthday party, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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