Steven Lopez, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, March 18, in the 4700 block of West 17th Street in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At 10 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area, Los Angeles Police Det. John Lamberti said.
Officers found a family member cradling Lopez on the sidewalk when they arrived, Lamberti said.
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:14 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police think a man walked up to Lopez, who was hanging out on a bike in front of a home, and opened fire. It’s unclear why Lopez was shot.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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