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Michael Douver, 21

Michael Douver, a 21-year-old black man, was fatally shot Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the 1300 block of West 84th Place in Vermont Knolls, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Douver, of Los Angeles, was shot about 3 p.m. as he and another man rode mini-bikes near 84th Place and Normandie Avenue. A shooter in a green Ford Taurus pulled up to the riders and fired at both men.

Douver was pronounced dead at 3:29 p.m. at California Hospital Medical Center, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office. Coroner's records show Douver suffered several gunshot wounds to the head, back and torso.

The second victim, also in his 20s, was wounded and taken to Centinela Hospital, where he was in stable condition, said Wendy Reyes, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

There are two suspects in the case, Reyes said, and the investigation was continuing.

The shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact the Criminal Gang/Homicide Division detectives at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Matt Stevens

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