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Leonides Yama, L.A. Homicide No. 78: South Los Angeles Man Killed in Gang-Related Attack

A man who was shot multiple times as he was walking across the street in South Los Angeles April 5 has been identified as 20-year-old Leonides Yama.

The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. in the 200 block of East 61st Street. Yama was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

There is no suspect description available. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD Newton Division homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556.


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