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Erik Sainz, 17

Erik Sainz, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Dec. 19, in the 700 block of Millbury Avenue in West Puente Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Sainz, along with several others, were standing in the driveway of a home when two people walked up.

A gunman shot Sainz in the upper torso with a handgun, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sainz was pronounced dead in the driveway at 11:48 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The gunman and the other person were last seen driving away in a blue or green vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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