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2013-01-02 12:38

STAR SNAPPING TRAGEDY: Justin Bieber is pictured with his Ferrari 458 Italia. A photographer was killed trying to take pictures of the singer's sportscar.

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LOS ANGELES, California - A paparazzo has been killed by a car after after taking photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari in Los Angeles.

A police spokesperson said the snapper - later named as 29-year-old Chris Guerra - was hit by a vehicle after taking pictures of singer's white $200 000 Ferrari. He died at a hospital soon after the collision on January 1 2013.

The Ferrari was parked on the famous Sepulveda Boulevard and the photographer was struck as he walked across a road while taking pictures.

TRAGIC COLLISION

The 18-year-old Canadian singer was not using the car - it had been loaned to a friend but pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for a routine traffic check, TMZ reported. The photographer, who was following the car, tried to take pictures as the car stopped until officers advised him to move away.

He was then hit by another vehicle and killed.

Bieber said later: "I was not present or directly involved with this tragic accident but my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. I hope this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves."

Police said no charges were likely to be filed against the driver whose car hit the photographer.

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