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Edwin Jose Perla, 19

Edwin Jose Perla (2011-01-29)

Edwin Perla, a 19-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, Jan. 29, in the 11100 block of South New Hampshire Avenue in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Perla was found on a sidewalk about 6:30 p.m., said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Detectives believe the shooting may be gang-related but are still investigating the circumstances, Thomas said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Carla Rivera

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