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Jamel Deionne Lewis, 39

Jamel Deionne Lewis, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, April 12, in the 1600 block of West 11th Street in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 1 a.m., Lewis was riding his bike west on West 11th Street when he was shot, causing him to crash, said Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez.

At first, authorities thought Lewis had been in a bike accident, police said.

Lewis was taken to a hospital where a gunshot wound was discovered, and he was pronounced dead at 7:04 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

It’s unknown whether one or more people shot at Lewis. Investigators are looking for additional witnesses.

Lewis lived in the area and is survived by his mother, uncle and aunt, police said.

Anyone with information can call Martinez at (213) 484-3643. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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