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Justin Scott Verano, 38

Justin Scott Verano, a 38-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, June 4, near Sycamore and South Cedar streets in Montebello, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

People reported hearing gunshots in the area about 4:42 p.m. and when Montebello Police Department officers responded, they found Verano inside a four-door red sedan that had crashed, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Verano had been shot and was pronounced dead at 5:05 p.m. at the scene, said Ed Winter, a spokesman with the coroner’s office.

Detectives are unsure whether the gunman was in another car or on the street, Hernandez said.

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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