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Anthony Bustillos, 52

Anthony Bustillos, a 52-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, June 14, in the 200 block of North Pacific Avenue in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., Bustillos was sitting in the passenger side of a dark orange Chevrolet El Camino talking to a friend when two people walked up from a nearby alley and began shooting, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin.

Bustillos, the only one injured, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:57 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

A person in the driver’s seat of the El Camino was able to roll out of the car and out of danger, Tiffin said.

The two gunmen fled through the same alley they emerged, police said.

The suspects, identified by police as Mario Enrique Gallegos, 21, and Carlos Rivera, 32, both Latinos, were charged June 18 with murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and attempted carjacking, according to police and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Gallegos and Rivera both face gang and gun allegations, prosecutors said.  Both are due back in court Sept. 6, according to online court records.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Tiffin at (310) 726-7889. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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