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Bryan Alexander Henriquez, 24

Bryan Alexander Henriquez, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Jan. 22 in the 15400 block of Rayen Street on the border of North Hills and Panorama City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Henriquez and a 16-year-old were eating at a food truck shortly before 10 p.m., when two Latinos described as “rival gang members” confronted the teenager and began to beat him. A third Latino led Henriquez away and shot him several times, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The teenager was also grazed by a bullet, possibly when it ricocheted off Henriquez.

Henriquez was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:51 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Police said they stepped up patrols in the wake of the shooting to reduce retaliatory actions between the gangs involved. City gang intervention workers were also notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ryan Verna with the Mission Homicide division at (818) 838-9976. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Veronica Rocha

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