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Jose Raul Zeron, 37

Jose Raul Zeron, a 37-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, May 14, in the 15500 block of Nordhoff Street in North Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 4 a.m., Zeron and another person were walking home from a store when a dark-colored four-door vehicle approached, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The vehicle slowed to a stop and the driver fired two shots at Zeron and the other person; then the car drove east on Nordhoff Street.

Shortly after, LAPD officers responded to a call of shots fired and found Zeron on the sidewalk.

Zeron was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:55 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The driver was described as male and as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. John Doerbecker at (818) 374-1941. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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For the Record

12:40 p.m., May 23: A previous version of this article incorrectly described the events surrounding Jose Raul Zeron’s death. The previous version described the death of Samuel Cuevas. This article has been rewritten to reflect the correct narrative of Zeron’s death, according to police and other officials.

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