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Latoya Denise Franklin, 25

Latoya Denise Franklin, a 25-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Friday, Oct. 17, in the 6400 block of South Vermont Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Franklin was standing on a corner shortly before 5:30 p.m. when two men walked up to her and shot her, said LAPD Det Miguel Gutierrez.

Franklin was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The men fled on foot northbound on South Vermont Avenue, Gutierrez said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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