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Man Shot in His Car During Monday Morning Rush Hour in South L.A.

[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap] 26-year-old man was killed in his car during the morning rush hour Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was identified Tuesday by the coroner as Jamar Lamonte McCollum.

The man was in his vehicle on the 600 block of Century Boulevard in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles when a suspect or suspects approached and shot him. An LAPD spokesperson said the shooting "did not appear to be gang related" but no further information was available.

According to the spokesperson, the victim was pronounced dead on the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The Monday morning shooting caps a somewhat violent weekend that included two officer involved shootings. On Friday, a Los Angeles school police officer was injured and a suspect was wounded during a carjacking and multi-vehicle car accident. On Sunday, officers shot and killed a man who was wielding a shotgun near the 7th and Hope Metro station.

A witness on the scene Friday told ABC 7 that he heard a crash and came around the corner to find the officer with his weapon drawn and a suspect on the ground. "The officer gave a command to drop the weapon and then he heard three to four shots fired," said the ABC 7 report.

Officials respond to an officer involved shooting in downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Lexis-Oliver Ray.
Officials respond to an officer involved shooting in downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Lexis-Oliver Ray.

Sunday's shooting occurred shortly after 2 pm, according to official reports. According to officials, the suspect had large amounts of ammunition in addition to the shotgun. The suspect, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

[UPDATED: April 16, 3:16 pm]

RELATED: LAPD Officers in Downtown Have Shot or Used Force on Four People So Far This Year

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