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Miguel Angel Lizarraga, 27

Miguel Lizarraga, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Monday, Feb. 6, in the 12900 block of Athol Street in Baldwin Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Lizarraga was walking near his home with two acquaintances about 9:46 p.m., when a dark sedan drove up and stopped beside them, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza. 

Two men got out of the car and asked Lizarraga about his gang affiliation, Mendoza said. 

Lizarraga’s companions ran in separate directions, Mendoza said, but Lizarraga was shot multiple times in the upper torso. The two shooters got back into the car and drove away.

One of Lizarraga's companions returned to the scene, Mendoza said. 

Lizarraga was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:55 p.m. 

The Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau is investigating the shooting for the Baldwin Park Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stopper at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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