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Justin Elliot Ford, 32

Justin Ford, a 32-year-old black man, was fatally shot Thursday, March 22, in the 4500 block of South Kansas Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ford was seated in his parked car about 1:15 p.m. when an unknown person walked up and began firing a gun, according to an LAPD news release.

After the shooting, the assailant fled on foot.

Having been hit several times, Ford got out of the vehicle and ran to the back porch of a nearby house, police said. The residents called 911 and Ford was later pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related. No arrests have been made in connection with the case.

The shooter was described as a black man in his 20s.

Anyone with information about the killing or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Dets. John Ferreria or Myra Kellum at (213) 485-1383. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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