Branden Bullard, 25

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Branden ‘B.L.’ Bullard, 25, a black man, was shot in a gang-related shooting at 147 E. Florence Ave. in South Los Angeles at about 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. According to police, an unknown suspects fired several shots into a crowd of gang members that were partying inside a rented hall. Bullard was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Five other people were taken to various hospitals, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office. All five were in stable condition, she added.

According to LAPD, Bullard’s shooting has triggered a series of retaliation shootings in Watts that have left two other men dead and 13 wounded. Los Angeles Times story