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Efren Chairez Diaz, 29

Efren Chairez Diaz, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 18, in the 1400 block of North Marine Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Diaz was standing with a group of people when a person walked up and shot him, Los Angeles Police Officer George Romulo said.

The gunman ran north on North Marine Avenue, then east into an alley toward North Avalon Boulevard, Romulo said.

The gunman is described only as a man of unknown descent with a slim build and about 5 foot 6.

Police think he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and still are trying to determine why someone would have targeted Diaz.

Anyone with information is asked to call Romulo at (310) 726-7880, or his partner, Det. Matt Maffei at (310) 726-7882. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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