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Lavell Lee Smith, 33

Lavell Lee Smith, a 33-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, June 29, in the 1100 block of North Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Smith was shot after attending a party in a restaurant banquet hall shortly after 5 a.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman with the coroner’s office.

Los Angeles police responded to a call of a shooting about 5:20 a.m. and found Smith with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the department.

Smith was pronounced dead at 5:52 a.m., Winter said.

Police said they are looking for a black man with black hair between the ages of 20 and 25 with a goatee and black braids.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northeast Division Homicide detectives at (323) 344-5731. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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