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Dwayne Nichols, 37 [Updated]

Dwayne Nichols, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, July 1, in the 2000 block of 130th Street in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said the shooting occurred about 2 p.m.

A passerby found Nichols on the driveway of a residence with a gunshot wound to the face, according to preliminary information provided by the coroner's office.

Nichols was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff's officials said.

The Times will provide more information about the case as soon as details become available.

[Updated July 13, 3:13 p.m.: Sheriff homicide Det. Donna Cheek, who is handling the investigation, told The Times Monday that investigators are working on several leads but she declined to provide additional information about the case while that work is going on.  

Cheek said Nichols may have had some gang-involvement in the past, but authorities do not know if he had been recently active.

Anyone with details about his death is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.]

-- Robert J. Lopez and Sarah Ardalani

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