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Carlos Martin Ortiz, 44

Carlos Martin Ortiz (2015-06-09)

 Carlos Martin Ortiz, a 44-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 9, in the 400 block of Santa Fe Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the scene that evening regarding a gunshot victim, and they found Ortiz lying on the sidewalk, according to a department news release. 

Ortiz had been riding his bike on Santa Fe Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the chest, according to coroner's records. 

A dark-colored sedan reportedly drove up next to Ortiz, and someone in the car opened fire, according to the news release. The car then drove north on Santa Fe Avenue out of view.

Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:50 p.m. 

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

-- Jeanette Marantos

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