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  • Dec. 15, 2011

Ely Gonzales, 22

Ely Gonzales, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 15, near 94th Street and Avalon Boulevard in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Authorities responded to radio calls about 9:00 p.m. Nearby citizens heard shots, and a few people saw Gonzales laying on the sidewalk, said LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Det. M. Hernandez.

The victim was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to coroner’s records, Gonzales died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators are pursuing leads, Hernandez said, but no arrests have been made.

Officials did not provide any additional information about the case.

Anyone with details about the shooting is asked to contact the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide division at (213) 485-4341. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

--Rosanna Xia

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