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A Slashed Throat, Then Set on Fire

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It was 10 p.m. when two men fought at West 86th Place and Main Street in Broadway Square, an official Los Angeles neighborhood in South LA near the 110 and 105 freeway junction. One man, the apparent "winner" of this fight, which took place for unknown reasons, slashed the victim's throat, "doused with a flammable liquid and set alight," according to the Daily News this morning.

The victim, who has not been identified and his thought to be in his 40s or 50s, was taken to California Hospital Medical Center with second-degree burns. He is expected to survive. The suspect got away on foot.

Photo by guamafro via Flickr