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Homeless Man Murdered in a Venice Alley

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On Monday evening an unidentified 50-year-old homeless man was shot by a man with a large caliber handgun in an alley behind 1600 Linoln Blvd, several blocks from Venice Blvd. "The suspect then rode away on a bicycle northbound towards the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Palms Avenue," the LAPD said in a statement. The motive is unknown at this time. The police do know the suspect is male, but don't know much more than that, so they are asking for the public's help in identifying him. This follows a series of attacks on homeless. Most recently, five were killed in Long Beach and another was lit on fire in the Mid-Wilshire area.