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

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.