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Overland Campbell, 20

Overland Campbell (2008-09-05)

Overland Sylvester Campbell Jr., 20, a young black man, was shot multiple times in the 2000 block of West Florence Avenue in South Los Angeles about 8:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

Los Angeles Police Department officials said Campbell was walking on the sidewalk when an unknown number of suspects inside a four-door compact vehicle pulled up next to him.  A suspect or suspects in the vehicle then fired several shots at Campbell, police said. Campbell collapsed on the sidewalk. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call South Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 485-1383. Callers can remain anonymous.

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