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Melvin Darnell Robbins, 27

Melvin Robbins, a 27-year-old black man, died Saturday, Sept. 11, hours after he was shot on an Metro bus near Crenshaw and Hyde Park Boulevards in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Robbins was on the bus on Sept. 10 at about 5:20 p.m. when he got into an argument with another passenger and was shot, said L.A. County sheriff's homicide Det. Louie Aguilera, who is handling the investigation.

The two did not know each other, Aguilera said.

The assailant, described by witnesses as a short, thin black male in his 20s, got off the bus after the shooting, Aguilera said. Passengers called authorities, and Robbins was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he died almost seven hours later, according to coroner's records.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case, Aguilera said. Investigators do not believe the incident was gang-related.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the shooter is asked to contact Aguilera at (323) 890-5615.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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