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Man killed at Inglewood bus stop was 23; motive for attack unclear

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A man who was gunned down near a bus stop in Inglewood this week was identified Wednesday as 23-year-old Akeem Dashawn Leggins.

Leggins was found at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday lying on the sidewalk near a bus stop at the intersection of West Beach Avenue and Venice Way with an apparent gunshot wound, according to the Inglewood Police Department.

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Witnesses told police that suspects drove by the man in a pickup truck. The truck then stopped and one of the suspects got out and shot Leggins. The suspect then got back in the truck, which sped away.

Whether the shooting was gang-related, or why Leggins was apparently targeted, was not immediately clear.

Leggins' death marks at least the seventh homicide in Inglewood so far in 2014. Over the last 12 months, there have been at least 23 homicides in the city, according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report.

Since January 2007, at least 140 homicides have been reported in Inglewood. 

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