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Gregory Garcia Baltazar, 31

Gregory Garcia Baltazar, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Jan. 11, in the 13600 block of Simshaw Avenue in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division responded to a call of a shooting at a house about 9 p.m., LAPD Det. John Doerbecker said.

When officers arrived, they found Baltazar lying in front of the front door, according to coroner’s records.

Baltazar was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:15 p.m., records show.

Investigators think two men knocked on the front door of the home Baltazar shared with family members shortly before 9 that night.

Baltazar answered the door and began arguing with the men, and one of the visitors shot him, police said.

Baltazar likely knew his assailants, who both fled after the shooting, Doerbecker said.

A white pickup was seen in the area at the time of the shooting and may have been involved, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Doerbecker at (818) 374-1941. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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