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Luis Humberto Virgen Jr., 21

Luis Humberto Virgen Jr., a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Sept. 23, as he was walking in the 15100 block of Grayland Avenue in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators. 

Virgen and a female friend were walking south on Grayland Avenue, through the parking lot of an elementary school, when a white vehicle drove up beside them about 10:34 p.m., said Lt. Steve Jauch with the sheriff's department.

Two Latino adults got out of the car and started shooting at the couple, Jauch said. He said he couldn’t comment on whether the shooters said anything before they began firing. 

Virgen was hit by gunfire multiple times, Jauch said, and his companion was struck once. Virgen was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m., according to Orange County coroner’s records. 

His companion was also taken to the hospital, Jauch said. She was in serious condition but expected to survive, he said. 

The shooters got back into the car and drove north on Grayland Avenue, out of view, Jauch said. Investigators don’t have a motive for the shooting he said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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