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Taco Stand Vendor Shot Dead by Robbers in South Los Angeles

The man was shot at the intersection of East 51st Street and Mckinley Avenue

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    Taco Vendor Gunned Down in South LA

    Police were searching for robber who gunned down a taco vendor on a street corner in South Los Angeles. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015. (Published Saturday, June 20, 2015)

    A street vendor was shot dead as he was working at his taco stand in South Los Angeles late Friday, police said.

    The man was gunned down at the intersection of East 51st Street and McKinley Avenue just before 11 p.m., a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said. Two men are thought to have been involved in the slaying, which investigators believe occurred during a robbery attempt.

    The victim, who is well known to the local community and believed to have been in his late 20s, died at the scene, police said. Officers have been speaking to witnesses and canvassed the area overnight.

    A description of the suspected gunmen has yet to be released. Investigators were in the process of obtaining surveillance footage from the scene.

    Police Hunt for Taco Vendor's Killers

    [LA] Police Hunt for Taco Vendor's Killers
    Community members were lighting candles for a street vendor killed in a shooting. Melissa Etezadi reports from South LA for Today in LA on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
    (Published Saturday, June 20, 2015)

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