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Ricky Ray Whitfield, 45

Ricky Whitfield, a 45-year-old black man, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 4, near Deane Avenue and West Slauson Avenue in View Park-Windsor Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Whitfield was walking about 10:30 p.m. when a person approached and shot him in the head, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

The assailant fled the area after the shooting, Winter said.

Authorities were called and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:54 p.m.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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