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Eric Nicanor, 15

Eric Nicanor, a 15-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 8, in the 1500 block of Hoover Street in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nicanor was standing in a small group in front of an apartment building when a man rode up on a bike and shot at him and a 16-year-old, said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ray Martinez.

“It seems as though they were targeted,” Martinez said.

The assailant then fled on the bicycle. Nicanor was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The 16-year-old also was taken to a hospital and was being treated for his injuries. Police do not yet know why the assailant opened fire and  authorities are looking for the gunman.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rampart homicide detectives at (213) 484-3639. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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