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Angel Garcia, 18

Angel Garcia, an 18-year-old Latino, died Monday, Oct. 2, after he was shot near Downey Avenue and Alondra Boulevard in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Garcia was driving north on Downey Avenue around 11 p.m. when he was shot several times by someone in a passing car, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.

Three friends in Garcia’s car were not injured in the gunfire, authorities said.

After the shooting, Garcia continued driving about a block farther on Downey and then turned west on Madison Street, where he stopped in the 8400 block of the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:04 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The gunman’s car was described only as dark-colored, Moore said. The shooter never stopped driving, and Moore said investigators aren’t sure what direction the vehicle headed after the attack. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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