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Wheelchair-bound man shot to death near his Inglewood home


INGLEWOOD, Calif.–A man who was out looking for the people who had vandalized his Inglewood home was shot to death in a nearby driveway, police said today.

Sergio Velez, 48, who was wheelchair-bound, was looking for whoever had thrown flower pots through the windows of the home he shared with his wife, sons and grandchildren, his widow told KCAL9. The vandals had also slashed their car tires and left graffiti on the walls.

Velez was found three blocks from his home around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, having been shot in the head and the chest, police said.

Anyone with information on the slaying is urged to call Inglewood Police at (310) 412-5240 or the 24-hour anonymous hotline, at 888-41-CRIME (888-412- 7463.)