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Bernardino Gomez Jr., 46

Bernardino Gomez Jr., a 46-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Dec. 30, in the 9900 block of Painter Avenue in Santa Fe Springs, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Sheriff’s officials responded to radio calls about 1:40 a.m., authorities said. Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene. According to coroner’s records, he died from a gunshot to the chest.

There were no witnesses on the street where the shooting occurred, said Santa Fe Springs Police Det. R. Wolfe. Investigators said Gomez appeared to have had gang-affiliations.

The investigation is ongoing, Wolfe said, and no arrests have been made in connection with the case. Officials did not provide additional information about the shooting.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact Det. Wolfe at (562) 409-1850. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Rosanna Xia

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