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Robert Padilla, 30

Robert Padilla, a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the 1900 block of Sichel Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Padilla was standing in front of a home talking with some friends about 7:50 p.m. when a white car drove by, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said.

A person inside the car fired several gunshots, Ramirez said, striking Padilla.

Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene at 8 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Padilla had relatives in the area, Ramirez said. A GoFundMe page set up after his killing described Padilla as a father of two children, ages 5 and 11.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 342-8960. 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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