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  • Jan. 22, 2012

Ernesto Reyes, 21

Ernesto Reyes, a 21-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Jan. 22, in the 400 block of East L Street in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Reyes was gunned down by an attacker who pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds, the L.A. Police Department said.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. Reyes, a Wilmington resident, died of his wounds at a hospital, the LAPD said.

Since January 2007, at least 60 homicides have been reported in Wilmington, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information in Reyes' shooting is asked to call Det. Julie Scruggs at (310) 726-7888 or Det. Mike Villareal at (310) 726-7880. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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