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Daniel Martinez, 17

Daniel Martinez, a 17-year-old Latino youth, was shot at the intersection of Nordoff Street and Orion Avenue in North Hills and died at 1:23 p.m. Jan. 31. 

Martinez was shot on his way home from school in a drive-by in the 15500 block of Nordhoff Street in the San Fernando Valley at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 31. The Einstein continuation student was in the company of classmates and Monroe High School students. Police are looking for suspects in a black two-door car with faded paint. Call Det. Gene Parshall with information at (818) 838-9954.

-- Jill Leovy

Update: LAPD Mission detectives said two Latino men were arrested. Police said they drove by in a car, exchanged gang insults or challenges with Daniel, then shot him from the car.

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