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Deontra Lornell Phillips, 36

Deontra Phillips, a 36-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 22, in the 600 block of West 111th Street in Vermont Vista, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

About 10:15, Phillips was sitting in a parked dark-colored sedan when a person shot him, said Los Angeles police Det. Supervisor Rick Gordon. Gordon said it is unknown whether the shooter was on foot or in another vehicle.

Phillips was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:51 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Police are unsure if the incident is gang-related, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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