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Sheddrick Laraye Butts, 31

Sheddrick Butts, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Nov. 28, in the 10500 block of South Vermont Avenue in Vermont Vista, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Butts was standing outside a liquor store about 9:28 p.m. when four men pulled up in a dark-colored vehicle, officials said.

The men got out and shot Butts several times, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Officials said more than one of the suspects fired, but it was not clear how many. The shooting was believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Abby Sewell

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