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Jose Hignacio Peralta, 23

Jose Hignacio Peralta, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 15, in the 10500 block of Grandee Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 12:15 a.m., Peralta was walking with his girlfriend when a car almost struck the woman, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

The driver of a black sedan attempted to apologize and got into an argument with Peralta, Garrido said.

The driver left, then returned accompanied by a white sedan, Garrido said. A gunman exited the white car and opened fire on Peralta, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:35 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

The woman was not injured. The shooter ran away southbound on Grandee Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD 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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