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Ruben Antonio Martinez Reyes, 27

Ruben Antonio Martinez Reyes, a 27-year-old Latino, died Thursday, Sept. 14, after he was shot in an alley behind the 9600 block of Kalmia Street in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Investigators believe Martinez Reyes was walking in the alley in a neighborhood of homes and businesses when he was shot about 10:45 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore. 

Martinez Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:02 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds. 

Investigators don’t have any suspect information or a motive for the shooting, Moore said.

A fundraising site set up to help his family said Martinez Reyes had a 12-year-old son. 

“No information about what happened or who did this,” said the post on the fundraising site. “Hope we find justice for him. He will be missed.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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