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Ice Cream Vendor Is Shot Dead on Street

From Times Staff Wire Reports

An ice cream vendor was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in an apparent attempted robbery, police said.

The 63-year-old vendor was pushing his cart along the 200 block of East 56th Street about 1 p.m. when a man and two teenage girls approached, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee.

The man pulled a gun and shot the vendor in the chest. He was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Lee said.

The assailants fled in a light blue or gray Ford Tempo. No money was taken.

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