Man Killed Monday Afternoon at 57th Street and Denker Avenue While Sitting In His Car

A 25-year-old black man sitting in his car near 57th and Denker Avenue was shot and killed Monday afternoon, the latest in a string of shootings in South Los Angeles at people in their vehicles.

Around 2 p.m., two black male suspects drove up to the victim, a shooter exited and fired several rounds. The man was struck multiple times in the chest. He was transported to California Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Anyone with information can call the LAPD's Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5100

Last week at least four people were shot while in their vehicles.

Friday morning, just after midnight, a man and woman were shot as they drove in their car along Western Avenue near 42nd Place. They were transported to a local hospital where the man was pronounced dead.   

Friday evening, a male black, 36, was sitting in his car in front of 3443 8th Ave - south of Jefferson - when unknown suspects drove by in a black BMW and fired several rounds at him. The victim was struck once in the head and three times in the torso. He was transported to a local hospital in (luckily) serious condition. 

Last Tuesday, shortly before 4 p.m., at least two black males exited a vehicle nears Harvard Recreation Center on 62nd Street and Harvard Boulevard and approached Kenneth Burden, 50, as he sat in the driver's seat of his car. The suspects fired multiple rounds, striking Burden in the head and upper torso.  The shooters fled in their car, possibly a white Chrysler. 

The Burden was taken to California Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Burden was a 6-Deuce Brim who went by the name of Kev Dog. At the site where he was shot, a makeshift memorial was set up with murder candles, a painted Brims hand sign and a near record amount of "Drank in his Honor" liquor bottles.