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Terry Lonnie Smith, 34

Terry Lonnie Smith (2014-04-12)

Terry Lonnie Smith, a 34-year-old black man, died Saturday, April 12, after being shot in the 1200 block of West 96th Street in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

A group of people were hanging out in front of a house about 5 p.m. on April 5 when a white sedan pulled up and a person inside fired multiple shots, said Sgt. Troy Ewing of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

Smith and a 46-year-old black man were injured. The other man was shot in the arm; he was treated and released, Ewing said.

Smith was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on April 12 at 1:24 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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