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Gardena police find shooting victim dead in car

Man shot to death while sitting in car in parking lot.

A man was shot and killed Friday afternoon while sitting in his car in a Gardena shopping center parking lot, police said.

Officers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired at the intersection of 135th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard about 1:20 p.m., said Lt. Vince Osorio of the Gardena Police Department.

Police found the victim in the driver's seat of a gray sedan. He had been shot an unknown number of times, Osorio said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County firefighters.

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