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Pablo Delacruz, 34

Pablo Delacruz, a 34-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Jan. 27, in the 9600 block of Compton Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 5 p.m., Delacruz was in a beige Toyota Highlander driving east on East 96th Street when he stopped at a light at Compton Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

A vehicle described as a black compact car going in the opposite direction stopped, a person got out, walked up to the driver’s side door and began shooting at Delacruz, Kouri said.

Delacruz was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. 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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