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Miles Julian Lishey, 31

Miles Julian Lishey, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, July 5, in the 9600 block of South Western Avenue in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:44 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Division responded to a call of a shooting and found Lishey inside a smoke shop suffering from gunshot wounds, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.

Paramedics pronounced Lishey dead at the scene at 11:57 p.m., according to police and coroner’s records.

Lishey and another person had just left the smoke shop in a sedan and were returning to retrieve an item, Garrido said.

Lishey got out of the sedan, and as he was walking toward the front door, another vehicle pulled up and a person inside began shooting.

Lishey tried to run back to his vehicle, but collapsed. The other vehicle then fled north on South Western Avenue.

Police believe the killing is related to gang activity in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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