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Francisco Fuentes, 27

Francisco Fuentes, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, June 21, in the 7900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 3 p.m., officers responded to a shooting and found Fuentes on the ground next to a bicycle in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant, according to a news release from the department.

Fuentes, who had been shot, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:39 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Investigators believe Fuentes was riding his bike when he was shot. Police are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Steve Castro at (818) 374-1925. 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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