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Julio Cesar Pena, 34

Julio Cesar Pena, a 34-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, May 22, in the 400 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

About 11:30 p.m., police responded to a shooting call and found Pena on the ground, said Los Angeles Police Officer George Romulo.

Pena was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:42 p.m., according to coroner's records. 

Investigators determined that Pena was riding his motorcycle home and about to turn in the intersection of Gulf Avenue and West D Street, when he was approached by a person who stepped off the sidewalk and shot him several times.

Pena lost control of his motorcycle and was found in the street, Romulo said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Romulo or Det. Matt Maffei at (310) 726-7882 or (310) 726-7880. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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