Man Killed in Watts Hit-and-Run; Suspect Sought

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WATTS (CNS) - A man was killed in a hit-and-run in Watts today, and police were searching for the suspect.

The victim was walking in the roadway near the area of Grandee Avenue and East 103rd Street, near Ted Watkins Memorial Park, about 2:35 a.m., when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Grandee.

The vehicle fled the scene following the collision without the driver stopping to identify themselves or render aid to the man.

Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the scene, where they pronounced the man dead. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white-colored, early model sedan with tinted windows.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run was asked to contact LAPD South Traffic Division Officer Lopez Del Haro or Officer Hurd at 323-421-2500. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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