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Jeremiah Chester, 36

Jeremiah Chester, a 36-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Jan. 16, near Pierce Street and Dronfield Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Chester was outside a house and drinking with others shortly before 2 a.m. when a black sedan drove up, Los Angeles Police Det. Gabe Bucknell said.

A person fired a gun from the sedan, striking Chester, then sped away, Bucknell said. The shooter and victim did not speak to each other, police said.

Chester was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:32 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Chester was not a gang member, although he was hanging out around a residence known for gang activity, Bucknell said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bucknell at (818) 374-1928. 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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