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Man Shot On Porch In Front Of 12-Year-Old Son

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A man was fatally shot Friday evening while sitting on a porch watching his son and a group of children play football.According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, around 5:45 p.m., a car suddenly pulled up to the house on the 1600 block of West 110th Street in South L.A. when a man exited from the passenger side, walked up to the victim who was sitting on the porch, and shot him several times.

The L.A. Times notes that there were several other children in front of the house, practicing football drills which were being taught by a few more adults.

As the adults and children ran for cover following the shooting, the gunman got back into the car, which drove away west on 110th street.

The victim, a 45-year-old man who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives say that he did not live at the home, and are still trying to determine a motive. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.