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Dalby Perez, 24

Dalby Perez, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Thursday, Aug. 11, at Alvarado Terrace Park near West 14th and South Bonnie Brae streets in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Perez and another man were hanging out at the park when a white sedan pulled up, said Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez. A man opened fire from the front passenger side of the car, striking Perez. The other man was not injured.

Perez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. according to coroner’s records.

The vehicle drove northbound on South Bonnie Brae Street and onto West Pico Boulevard, Martinez said.

Police are still trying to determine why Perez was shot. Perez was not a documented gang member, but the incident is believed to be related to gang activity.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Rampart detectives at (213) 484-3650. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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