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Man Dies Following Car-To-Car Shooting Near USC Campus

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(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  A man who was found wounded near the USC campus Wednesday morning following a car-to-car shooting has died at a hospital, authorities announced Thursday.

Paramedics responded to 36th Street and Vermont Avenue about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday after someone called 911 and said a wounded person was lying on the ground, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The wounded victim, 22-year-old Adrian Dawson, later died at a hospital about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.

Investigators do not believe the crime was related to the university, said Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh, adding that the shooting may have been gang-related. Dawson was wounded near 57th and Hoover streets, and was then driven to 36th and Vermont, Borihanh said.

The suspect has been described as a man between 20 and 30 years old. He was driving a gold-colored Mercedes-Benz or BMW, according to police.

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