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Roy Ellis Shephard, 40

Roy Shephard, a 40-year-old black man, died Saturday, June 9, hours after he was shot in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired and a man down on June 8 about 9:43 p.m., officials said.

Authorities arrived and found the victim with several gunshot wounds. Paramedics were called and Shephard was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m.

Shephard appears to have been shot during a drive-by, officials said, although there is no vehicle description.

The shooting is believed to be gang-related. The victim had no gang affiliation.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact Dets. Brown and Martinez at the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (222-8477).

-- Los Angeles Times

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