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  • Oct. 1, 2012

Julio Manuel Alcantar, 23

Julio Manuel Alcantar, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 1, in the 1000 block of West 66th Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The 911 emergency system received calls regarding a shooting late Monday evening, said LAPD Criminal Gang and Homicide Det. Valento, who is handling the case.

When authorities arrived, they discovered three victims, including Alcantar, coroner's officials said. All three were taken to a hospital, where Alcantar was later pronounced dead.

Det. Valento said the other two victims were Alcantar’s brother and a longtime friend. They are expected to survive their injuries.

The incident is being investigated as a walk-up shooting, Valento said. The assailant was described as a male, possibly black.

It's believed the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information about the killing or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact Det. Valento or Garza at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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