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Man killed in drive-by shooting in Watts, police say

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Police on Wednesday were searching for those responsible for the drive-by shooting death of a man in Watts.

The man was standing outside of a home near Compton Avenue and East 107th Street on Tuesday night when someone fired a round striking him in the chest about 7:20 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sally Madera.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died. 

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The man's name was not immediately released but Madera said he was in his late 20s.

The suspected assailant fled the scene in a vehicle and remains at large. Detectives did not have any witnesses or a vehicle description Wednesday.

Over the period of about the last three months, the neighborhood of Watts has averaged 11.2 violent crimes per week, according to the L.A. crime mapping database.

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