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Joseph Richard Garcia, 20

Joseph Richard Garcia, a 20-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Sept. 10, in the 6000 block of Norwalk Boulevard in West Whittier-Los Nietos, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Garcia was shot while walking on the sidewalk about 4:29 p.m.

Authorities were called and the victim was taken by paramedics to the hospital, but died en route, Winter said. He was pronounced dead in the ambulance at 4:39 p.m.

According to coroner's records, Garcia was shot several times in the neck and chest.

There were no other additional details about the killing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Det. Ewing at the Los Angeles County 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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