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  • Dec. 14, 2010

Robert Sosa, 19

Robert Sosa, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the 3800 block of South Broadway Avenue in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Sosa was driving his car about 11:40 a.m. when he was shot, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Authorities were called and Sosa was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he died at noon.

LAPD Newton Division Det. Tommy Thompson, who is handling the investigation, said the incident was a drive-by shooting. Witnesses described the shooter as a Latino in a gray sedan.

Thompson said the shooting was possibly gang-related.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the assailant is asked to contact Thompson at (323) 846-6556. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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