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Francisco Bautista, 15

Francisco Bautista, a 15-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, after being shot in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m. Francisco was in an alley with a 19-year-old friend, police said. The two were allegedly spray painting a wall when a gunman walked up and began shooting at the two.

The friend managed to run away, but Francisco was struck and killed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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

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