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Estrella Medina, 25

Estrella Medina, a 25-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, July 13, in the 11600 block of Bromont Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Authorities were alerted about a fire at a home shortly before 4 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

A man escaped the residence but suffered scrapes and smoke inhalation while trying to battle the flames. He was  treated for his injuries, authorities said.

Inside the house, officials found Medina dead.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said that during the autopsy, it was learned that Medina died from a gunshot wound, not from complications from the fire.

Additionally, it was discovered that Medina was pregnant with a boy. He has since been identified as "Medina baby boy." The coroner's office declined to say how far along the fetus was.

The coroner’s office had no other information about the case.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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