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Keyante Markee Matthews, 29

Keyante Matthews, a 29-year-old black man, was fatally shot Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, near 56th Street and Towne Avenue in South Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police in the area responded when they heard a gunshot about 10:00 p.m. and found Matthews on the ground, officials said.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to coroner's records, Matthews was shot in the chest.

The victim may have been walking on the street at the time of the shooting, which appears to be gang-related, Det. K. Baitx said.

Anyone with details about the killing or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact Newton homicide at (323) 846-6556. Tipsters who's like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Rosanna Xia

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