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Jesus Lopez, 17

Jesus Lopez, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, July 16, near West Avenue 30 and Humboldt Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Lopez was riding his bicycle through the mostly industrial area when he encountered people suspected of being gang members, Los Angeles police said. They allegedly opened fire on him as he attempted to pedal away, authorities said.

Police were called to investigate the shooting about 8:30 p.m., when they found the victim in front of a closed business. He had been shot multiple times. He was taken to County-USC Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Anyone with information about the death of Jesus Lopez is asked to call Hollenbeck homicide Dets. J. Rios or Cary Ricard at (323) 342-8959. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Rick Rojas

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