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Roberto De La Cruz Jr., 33

Roberto De La Cruz Jr., a 33-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the 8800 block of Kester Avenue in Panorama City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 12:35 p.m., patrol officers from the LAPD’s Mission Division responded to a call of shots fired near the Sepulveda Recreation Center, according to a news release from the department.

When officers arrived, they found De La Cruz in a grassy area with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the release.

De La Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Detectives are looking for additional witnesses to the shooting.

Some in the area heard six shots, and at least one person saw three Latinos wearing dark clothing running away from the park to the west, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Steve Castro at (818) 374-1925. 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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