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Mark Gonzales, 29

Mark Gonzales, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 12, in the 1500 block of South McBride Avenue in Commerce, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Deputies responded to a "gunshot victim" call Sunday evening, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. When authorities arrived, they found Gonzales on the street with several gunshot wounds.

Paramedics were called, and he was taken to a hospital, where he died at 8:20 p.m., coroner's records show.

Witnesses told detectives Gonzales was walking on Dunham Street when he was approached from behind by a dark colored Honda Civic. A person inside the vehicle shot at Gonzales, then fled westbound on Dunham and then northbound on Duncan Avenue.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

-- Sarah Ardalani

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