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Siegfried Burkley, 53

Siegfried Burkley, a 53-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Dec. 19, in the 43500 block of 37th Street West in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The shooting was reported about 1:43 p.m., according to the coroner's office. When authorities arrived, they found Burkley with a gunshot wound to the face.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coroner's officials had no other information about the killing.

The Times has contacted investigators to obtain additional details about the shooting and will post an update as soon as possible.

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

-- Los Angeles Times

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