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Eric Martinez, 19

Eric Martinez, 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, March 8, in the 3000 block of Country Club Drive in Harvard Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 1:35 a.m., LAPD Wilshire patrol officers responded to a call of a shooting near Country Club and Norton Avenue and found Martinez on the ground behind parked cars.

LAPD Det. Dave Vinton said that Martinez was walking home with a 28-year-old friend when at least two men walked up from behind and fired multiple shots.

Martinez was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:29 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information can call LAPD West Bureau Homicide at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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