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Donnell L. Washington, 30

Donnell Washington, a 30-year-old black man, died Monday, Sept. 27, three days after he was shot in the 1400 block of West 61st Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police received a 911 call of shots fired Sept. 24 about 10:45 p.m., said LAPD Newton Det. Sam Arnold, who is handling the investigation.

Authorities arrived and Washington was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner's records. He was taken to California Hospital Medical Center where he died three days later.

Another man was also shot during the assault, however his injuries were not life-threatening, Arnold said.

Pending the ongoing investigation, Arnold could not provide a description of the suspected shooter or say if the shooting was gang-related.

[Note: Although coroner's officials said Washington was 30 at the time of his death, police investigators said they believe he was 24.]

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Arnold at (213) 485-1385. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

The Los Angeles city neighborhood where Washington was shot is one of the most dangerous areas patrolled by the LAPD or Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to crime data gathered for The Times' new interactive Crime L.A. database

Harvard Park, which has nearly 11,000 residents in well under a square mile, ranks eighth highest for per-capita violent crime and 14th highest for property crime. Since the start of the Homicide Report in January 2007, 16 people have been killed in the neighborhood.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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