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Louvell Johnson, 32 [Updated]

Louvell Johnson, a 32-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, hours after he was shot near 96th Street and Normandie Avenue in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Johnson was found on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 13, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

Johnson was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he died at 12:02 a.m., according to coroner's records.

The Times has contacted investigators to obtain more details about the case and will provide an update as soon as possible.

[Updated at 9:44 a.m. Dec. 27: Sheriff's homicide Det. Kevin Acebedo, who is handling the case, said deputies received a 911 call about a shooting and found Johnson injured on the street, not the sidewalk as earlier reported by the coroner.

Johnson was shot during a drive-by, Acebedo said, although investigators do not have a description of the shooter or the getaway vehicle.

The incident is most likely gang-related, he said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Acebedo at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.]

— Sarah Ardalani

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