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Gerardo Martinez, 20

Gerardo Martinez, a 20-year-old Latino, died Friday, April 28, after he was shot near East 88th Street and South Central Avenue in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 3:25 a.m. on April 27, Martinez was walking in a crosswalk when he heard the footsteps of someone approaching, he told investigators.

A person walked up behind Martinez and shot him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

Martinez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on April 28 at 7:04 p.m.

Police do not yet have any suspect information and are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. 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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