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Imperial Courts homicide draws attention to area's transition




This is Imperial Courts, another L.A. public housing development patrolled by LAPD officers at the Southeast division.
This is Imperial Courts, another L.A. public housing development patrolled by LAPD officers at the Southeast division.
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Early Sunday morning, a man was shot while standing outside the Imperial Courts public housing development in Watts. He's the 19th person to die in South Los Angeles this year, but just the first homicide in nearly two years in Imperial Courts, a pocket neighborhood once notorious for gang violence and fatal shootings. 

For more on this story, we're joined by KPCC's Erika Aguilar.