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Ovik Oganesyan, 50

Ovik Oganesyan, a 50-year-old Armenian man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the 12400 block of Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:30 a.m., witnesses saw a man and woman wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, walk into a marijuana dispensary. Minutes later, gunshots were heard, said Los Angeles Police Lt. John Radtke. 

Police responded and found a wounded Oganesyan inside the dispensary. Police believe Oganesyan was working there and had been robbed, Radtke said.

Oganesyan was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

So far, police don’t have a description of a suspect.

“We’re hopeful that we’ll get into video, but we don’t have that yet,” Radtke said.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West bureau detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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