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Jose Figueroa, 19

Jose L. Figueroa, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the 8500 block of Flower Street in Paramount.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., deputies arrived to find Figueroa wounded in the street between two parked cars, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Figueroa was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Witnesses told deputies that two male Latinos between the ages of 18 and 28 years old were seen walking toward Figueroa shortly before the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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