Man Killed in South L.A. Shooting Possibly Related to Gang Member’s Nearby Funeral: LAPD

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A man was shot and killed in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South L.A. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was killed Saturday afternoon in a South Los Angeles shooting that was possibly linked to a gang member’s nearby funeral, police said.

The incident was reported at 4:03 p.m. near the intersection of 81st and Hoover streets, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The victim was shot inside his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Senior Officer Bob Bermudez of the Los Angeles Police Department. His name was not immediately released.

According to Bermudez, the shooting was likely related to a gang member’s funeral held Saturday in the 8100 block of Broadway, less than a mile east of the scene.

A Lincoln Navigator was seen driving away from area after the gunfire. Investigators were trying to determine whether the SUV was connected to the shooting, the LAPD said.