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Dewayne Anthony Childs, 19

Dewayne Childs, a 19-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 17, in the 1000 block of East 84th Place in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 1:30 p.m., Childs and another man were walking west on East 84th Place when a light-colored sedan pulled up, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.

A person got out of the car and began shooting at the two men, police said.

Childs and Kevin Deawohnn Williams Jr., a 21-year-old black man who was with Childs, were taken to hospitals.

Childs was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Williams also died.

The driver of the sedan fled south through a nearby alley, police said. The killings are believed to be gang-related, Garrido said.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s South Bureau detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

For the Record
Aug. 20, 4 p.m.: A previous version of this report misidentified Williams as Kevin David William.


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