Venice resident, 26, identified as man killed in Inglewood shooting


The coroner’s office today released the name of the man fatally wounded in Inglewood by a gunman who fled the scene.

The victim was 26-year-old Walter Dorsey III of Venice, said coroner’s Investigator Kristy McCracken. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

Witnesses reporting hearing several gunshots in the area of Manchester and Crenshaw boulevards about 8:35 p.m. Thursday. They said they saw a person running away from the area.

The victim, now identified as Dorsey, was then seen running across the street and collapsing on the sidewalk, according to the Inglewood Police Department. Officers saw the victim lying on the sidewalk, unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound.

The man died at a hospital about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Inglewood police detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting attack to call them at (310) 412-5240.