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Gerardo Garcia, 34

Gerardo Garcia, a 34-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 28, in the 14000 block of Clark Avenue on the border of Hacienda Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Witnesses told deputies that shots were heard in the area shortly before 2 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A person called deputies and reported that a man was in a vacant lot bleeding and unconscious.

Garcia was pronounced dead at 1:51 p.m. at the scene, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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