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Oswaldo De Jesus Urizar, 46

Oswaldo De Jesus Urizar, a 46-year-old Latino, was found dead Wednesday, Feb. 24, after he was shot in the 10400 block of Montara Avenue in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Urizar’s sister came to check on him in his studio apartment about 5:24 p.m. after he didn’t respond to repeated text messages and calls, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez said. 

When Urizar didn’t answer, his sister used her key to get inside and found him lying face down on his bed, Hernandez said. Urizar was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:35 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, according to coroner’s records. 

Urizar was a truck driver who lived alone in the upper level of a house, Hernandez said. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots about 10 p.m. the night before, but they did not call the Sheriff’s Department, he said. 

Investigators have no suspect information or motive for the killing,  Hernandez said. There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment and no evidence of a burglary or robbery, he said. 

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

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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