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Santiago Morales, 52

Santiago Morales, a 52-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead Tuesday, Feb. 28, after he was shot in the 11300 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Morales was found seated behind the wheel of his car, which was parked in the alley behind the commercial street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch. 

A passerby saw him unresponsive in the car around 8:30 a.m. and called 911, Jauch said.

Morales was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:42 a.m. He had been shot in the chest, according to coroner’s records. It appeared someone shot him from outside the car, Jauch said. The driver's side window was shattered, and the bullet went through Morales' arm and into his torso, he said.

The alley is near a residential area off Long Beach Boulevard, but investigators don’t know where Morales lived or when he was shot, Jauch said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department 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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