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Eric Roy Guillory, 57

Eric Roy Guillory, a 57-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Sept. 17, near West 2nd and South Centre streets in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 11:30 p.m., Guillory was playing a game at a picnic table inside the Rancho San Pedro housing development when a vehicle pulled up, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin.

Multiple rounds were fired at the group, and Guillory was struck once, Tiffin said.

The vehicle, a dark-colored sedan, then fled.

Paramedics responded and Guillory was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Britney Henderson, Guillory’s daughter, said her father lived in the housing development.

Guillory helped Henderson take care of  her four children, ages 15, 12, 8 and 3, and took his grandchildren to and from school on weekdays.

He was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it was for Henderson or a neighbor.

“He was the person who would never tell you ‘no.’” Henderson said.

He drove for Uber part time and, in addition to Henderson, has two adult sons.

Henderson described her father as a outgoing, happy man.

“That’s who I kind of counted on, that’s who had my back,” Henderson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 726-7882. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Photo: Eric Guillory (Courtesy of Britney Henderson)

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