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Sergio Ramirez, 39

Sergio Ramirez, a 39-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 18, in the 13500 block of Alameda Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Ramirez was ordering at the window of a taco truck about 9:15 p.m. when a brown sedan parked at the curb, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch. 

A Latino man got out of the car, walked to the sidewalk and opened fire, Jauch said. The shots struck Ramirez and two taco truck employees working at a table outside.

Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:29 p.m. He had been shot multiple times, according to coroner’s records. 

The taco truck employees were taken to a hospital and treated for gunshot wounds to their legs, Jauch said. They are expected to survive. 

Investigators believe that Ramirez was probably the target and that the employees were accidental victims, Jauch said. But they don’t have a motive for the shooting and no description of the shooter beyond his ethnicity.  

After the shooting, the gunman got back in the car, which was driven southbound on Alameda Street. 

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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