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Alfonso Palomares, 40

Alfonso Palomares, a 40-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Oct. 9, in the 5700 block of Ruthelen Street in Chesterfield Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 5 p.m., Palomares was on the sidewalk near his home when a person walked up and shot him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. There were some words exchanged before the shooting but it’s unclear what was said, Barling said.

A 31-year-old Latino was also struck in the leg but was expected to survive.

Palomares was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The shooter was with a second person. Both are described as Latinos in their 20s wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. 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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