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Denzel Joseph Gordon, 21

Denzel Joseph Gordon, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 27, neat East 101st and Grape streets in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 7:15 p.m., Gordon was walking north on Grape Street approaching Century Boulevard when people in a vehicle drove by, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri.

A person inside the vehicle, described as an SUV, fired multiple rounds at Gordon, police said.

Gordon was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The SUV fled north on Grape Street. The killing appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information can call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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