Murder was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 135 Identified

The African American male who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on June 22 in South Los Angeles is 19-year-old Lamar Hines Carter. 


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According to police reports, Carter was sitting in a car when he was shot near E. 88th Street and Central Avenue. He drove as far on Central as E. 92nd Street before he collapsed and died from his injuries, shortly after 5 p.m.

Another victim in the car with Carter was taken to a nearby hospital.

No word yet on whether the police apprehended the suspected shooters who were apparently hiding out in a building around 93rd Street and Central Avenue.

The shooting death occurred two days after another man was gunned down at the same location. Timothy Sanders, 23, was shot around 10:50 p.m. in the parking lot of the Liquor Bank on E. 92nd Street and Central Avenue on June 20. Sanders was hit several times, then fled into an alley where he collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Police believe both shootings are gang-related. However, there is no word on whether the two shootings are related.


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