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Erik Joshua Hopkins, 20

Erik Hopkins, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, Jan. 15, in the 10400 block of South Vermont Avenue in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Hopkins was standing in the street when he was approached by someone who pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest.

He was shot about 1:45 p.m. and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m., Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

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