Suspected Robber Fatally Shot Inside Vehicle in South L.A., Police Say

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Law enforcement officials investigate the scene where a man was fatally shot during a suspected robbery in South L.A. on July 21, 2019. (Credit: Onscene.TV)

Law enforcement officials investigate the scene where a man was fatally shot during a suspected robbery in South L.A. on July 21, 2019. (Credit: Onscene.TV)

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A man was fatally shot inside a vehicle while attempting to commit a robbery early Sunday in South Los Angeles, according to police.

The shooting occurred about 4:10 a.m. at a location in the 7300 block of South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Cervantes said. The area lies along the border between Manchester Square and Vermont Knolls.

Cervantes said the man was fatally shot while trying to commit a robbery, and the person he was trying to rob was also inside the vehicle. It's unclear whether the suspected robber was trying to steal the vehicle or rob the man.

No other details — including how the gun was fired or who it belonged to — have been released by police.

The investigation is ongoing as LAPD units were still on the scene several hours after shots broke out, Cervantes said.

KTLA's Derrick Clemons contributed to this report. 

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified which person involved in the incident was fatally shot and included unconfirmed details about the robbery suspect's potential motive. The post has since been updated. 

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