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Alejandro Salazar, 43

Alejandro Salazar, a 43-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 25, in the 2700 block of Norton Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Salazar was standing in the driveway of his home doing repair work on his car when a dark-colored SUV pulled up to the curb about 4:40 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. 

A man got out of the front passenger side of the vehicle and shot at Salazar multiple times, Mendoza said. He then jumped back into the SUV and drove away, heading west on Norton Avenue. 

Salazar was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:41 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Mendoza said investigators only have a vague description of the shooter as a Latino of medium build, in his 20s. They believe there was at least one other person in the SUV, possibly driving the vehicle.

Salazar lived in the house with his girlfriend, Mendoza said, and had a child who lived elsewhere. 

The neighborhood has a lot of gang activity, Mendoza said, but investigators don’t know if Salazar was a gang member, or if the shooting was gang-related. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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