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Fredis Orlando Mejia-Melendez, 24

Fredis Orlando Mejia-Melendez, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, June 10, in the 400 block of North Coronado Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8:40 p.m., Mejia-Melendez was shot multiple times while standing on the sidewalk of an apartment building, Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez said.

It’s unknown why Mejia-Melendez was in the area, but police said he was driven there about 20 minutes before the shooting.

Residents called police to report the shooting. Mejia-Melendez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:57 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Mejia-Melendez worked in the Fashion District packing online orders and was not a documented gang member, police said.

His brother, Jose Mejia, said Mejia-Melendez enjoyed his job. Besides working, Mejia-Melendez liked to go to the gym.

The killing has surprised those close to Mejia-Melendez. “Nobody knows what happened,” his brother said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 484-3642. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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