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Kejon Wayne Atkins, 22

Kejon Atkins, a 22-year-old black man, died Monday, July 27, after he was shot four days earlier in the 1800 block of East 126th Street in Willowbrook, authorities reported. 

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Victor Lewandowski said Atkins was standing on the sidewalk about 11:30 a.m. on July 23 when a gold-colored sedan pulled up. 

Someone inside the sedan fired multiple shots at Atkins, striking him in the head. 

Atkins was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Lynwood, where he was pronounced dead on the 27th at 2:22 p.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Lewandowski said there was no evidence the shooting was gang-related. No other suspect information was available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Jeanette Marantos 

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FOR THE RECORD

10:47 a.m. July 22, 2017: An earlier version of this article stated that Kejon Atkins was shot in the upper torso. He was shot in the head. 

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