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Man killed in gang-related shooting in Pico-Union neighborhood

A man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon and police were searching for the gunman after bullets tore through a residential neighborhood in Pico-Union, officials said.

A man in his 20s walked up to another man near  Union Avenue and 18th Street, fired several shots at him and ran away, said Los Angeles Police Department Public Information Officer Nuria Vanegas.

Vanegas didn’t have information on whether the men knew each other but characterized the shooting as gang-related. She said Rampart homicide detectives were investigating.

The victim, identified only as a man in his 30s, died at the scene.

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