Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 219, Man Shot in South Los Angeles | The Informer | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly

Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 219, Man Shot in South Los Angeles

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Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 6:00 AM

An Hispanic male was shot multiple times while hanging out with friends in South Los Angeles August 31. Antonio Vargas, 30, managed to walk a short distance before he collapsed in the 4400 block of South Harvard Boulevard, near West Vernon Avenue.

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He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Police say they are unsure if the 12:20 a.m. shooting was gang-related. It is also unclear whether the gunman fired the fatal shots from a car or ran up to Vargas. Anyone with information should contact 77th Division detectives at (213) 952-6571.

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