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Gustavo Sanchez Garcia, 17

Gustavo Sanchez Garcia, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Jan. 19, in the 8300 block of Norwalk Boulevard in West Whittier-Los Nietos, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Deputies found Garcia in an alley about 10:16 p.m. after responding to a call about a gunshot victim, Deputy Benjamin Grubb of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

The teen was shot once in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene, Grubb said.

Detectives are looking for a person seen leaving the scene in a dark gray compact vehicle, Grubb said. No weapon have been recovered.

Anyone with details about the killing or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Dalina Castellanos

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