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Albert Carrillo, 28

Albert Carrillo, a 28-year-old Latino, was fatally shot on Friday, Feb. 15, in the 3000 block of East Gage Avenue in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Carrillo was a front-seat passenger in a pickup with two other friends around 3:30 p.m. when they drove into a parking lot for the Palomino Market, just west of State Street, said Huntington Park police Lt. Patrick Kraut.

"When they drove into the parking lot, they immediately encountered rival gang members," Kraut said, and Carrillo was shot. 

His friends drove him to a nearby hospital, before he was transferred to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Kraut said.

Carrillo was pronounced dead at 5:51 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Investigators believe Carrillo was involved in a local gang and the shooting was gang-related, Kraut said. It appears only one person did the shooting, he said, but detectives think multiple people were involved in the ambush, some on foot and others in vehicles.

The parking lot and nearby businesses have security cameras, he said: "We are confident we'll find out more through video surveillance footage."

Carrillo lived in Huntington Park with his mother and his fiancee, Kraut said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the department's investigation unit at (323) 826-6641. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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