Vermont Square Fatal Hit and Run

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At 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning, LAFD responded to a reported hit and run near the intersection of Figueroa and 53rd St. Crews located one male victim laying near the crosswalk struck by an unknown type vehicle in a hit and run. The victim was declared deceased by paramedics. Officers at the scene are investigating if the man was struck at Figueroa and 52nd, and was carried or dragged to the spot he was found.  No suspect description is available at this time. LAPD South Traffic Division will be handling the investigation.