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  • Dec. 17, 2011

Hugo Ortiz, 34

Hugo Ortiz, a 34-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, Dec. 17, in the 6500 block of Suva Street in Bell Gardens, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The shooting occurred about 5:26 p.m. Ortiz was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff's officials said Ortiz was attacked by another man inside his garage. After a struggle, the suspect shot the victim in the upper torso.

Officials did not have a description of the suspect and said the relationship between the two men was unknown.

Anyone with additional details about the killing is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Abby Sewell

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