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Steven Alvarez, 19

Steven Alvarez, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 18, in the 1600 block of McDonald Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8:40 p.m., Alvarez was sitting in a dark-colored BMW sedan when one or more people walked up and shot him, Los Angeles Police Det. Scott Coffee said.

Police said the gunman fled on foot.

Alvarez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:50 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Alvarez was in the area to visit his girlfriend, Coffee said. The shooting is believed to be connected to gang activity in the area. Police are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Coffee at (310) 726-7887. 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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