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Francisco Leon Jr., 21

Francisco Leon Jr., a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Oct. 24, in the 11500 block of Fellows Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Foothill officers responded to a shooting call about 3:09 a.m., according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. When officers arrived, they found Leon lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and arm, according to coroner's records.

Paramedics were called and Leon was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

During the investigation, detectives learned he was at a party when an unknown man approached and asked his gang affiliation. The assailant then pulled out a gun, shot Leon and left the scene.

Detectives say Leon had no known or apparent gang ties.

Witnesses described the shooter as an 18- to 25-year-old Latino wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about Leon’s death  is asked to call Foothill homicide Dets. Martinez or Gahry at (818) 834-3115. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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