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Savoy Damone Ewell Jr., 20

Savoy Damone Ewell Jr. (2010-05-21)

Savoy Ewell, a 20-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, May 21, in the 4300 block 28th Street in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.

Ewell and a friend were sitting in a vehicle in the 4300 block of 28th Street when an unknown assailant approached and shot at them about 2:40 p.m., said LAPD Det. Jim Yoshida, who is handling the investigation.

In an attempt to escape the shooter, the friend, also wounded, drove the car to the 4300 block of W. Adams Boulevard, where there were more people outside, Yoshida said.

Authorities were called and both victims were taken to a hospital. Ewell suffered from several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at 3:14 p.m., according to coroner's records.

The friend was treated for their injuries and later released from the hospital, Yoshida said.

The shooter was described as a black male, however investigators do not have any leads on a suspect.

Yoshida believes the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (877) LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

-- Sarah Ardalani

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