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Arnold Mendez, 33

Arnold Mendez, a 33-year-old Latino, died Monday, June 20, after he was shot in the 14000 block of Claressa Avenue in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Mendez was shot June 18 about 11:30 p.m. while walking north from his home on Claressa Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Hernandez. 

As Mendez was walking, a dark-colored, four-door vehicle drove up from behind, Hernandez said. Investigators believe there were several Latinos in the car and at least two of them opened fire on Mendez, Hernandez said. 

An ambulance took Mendez to St. Francis Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at 4:24 p.m. two days later, according to coroner's records 

Hernandez said investigators believe the shooting is gang-related. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department 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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