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Daniel Charles Smith, 20

Daniel Charles Smith (2010-03-24)

Daniel Smith, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 24, at Raymond Avenue and 71st Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Smith and a group of friends were walking north in the 7000 block of Raymond Avenue about 9 p.m. when a gray vehicle stopped in front of them, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.

A man got out of the car, ran up to the group and fired several shots, she said.

Some people managed to flee, but Smith was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooter got back in the car and drove off.

On the day of the shooting, Eisenman said the police, who were searching for the shooter, had no additional information about the assailant.

-- My-Thuan Tran

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