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Darrell Everett Hines, 38

Darrell Everett Hines, a 38-year-old black man, was shot and killed on Sunday, July 12, in the 16300 block of South Caress Avenue in East Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Before the shooting, Hines attended a vigil for Travione Rashad Mason, 26, who was shot and killed on Saturday, July 11, while he was working as a caterer at a party in Westmont.  

Hines left the vigil about 10:22 p.m. and got into the driver’s seat of his white sport-utility vehicle, which was parked on the street, Jauch said: “And then a person unknown opened fire on the victim as he sat in his car.”

Paramedics pronounced Hines dead at the scene at 10:42 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Jauch said deputies responded to the scene after receiving a call about an assault with a deadly weapon, but investigators have no suspect information, and no information about how the shooter left the scene. 

Investigators also don’t know if the shooting is related to Mason’s homicide, or why Hines was at the vigil, Jauch said. Hines lived in another part of Compton, he said.

Two other people were shot at the party in the 11100 block of Berendo Street where Mason died, another caterer and the host of the party, but their injuries were not life threatening. 

Investigators have no suspect information from that shooting, Jauch said, and don't know whether Mason was a target. 

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

Jeanette Marantos

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