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Jose Alcantar, 36

Jose Alcantar, a 36-year-old Latino, died Saturday, July 16, near 171st Street East and Sweetaire Avenue in Lake Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Alcantar was walking with a woman down the street when a car pulled up and he got into an argument with the occupant.

At some point, the person in the car shot Alcantar, Winter said. Authorities were called, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Winter did not know if the woman was hurt during the incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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