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Derek Javon Lawrence, 27

Derek Javon Lawrence, a 27-year-old black man, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, after he was shot in the 2500 block of West Florence Avenue in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

On Aug. 28, shortly before midnight, residents in the area called police to report gunfire, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. 

Police arrived and found Lawrence wounded on the sidewalk, authorities said. Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:02 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

It’s unclear what preceded the shooting, Barling said.

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