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Victor Daniel Garcia-Villarreal

A Latino, believed to be in his early 30s, was shot and killed at Alameda St. and Tweedy Ave. in Florence-Firestone, according to coroner's records.

The man, whose name was not given by the coroner, was discovered fatally wounded after sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a car accident at the location.

"Upon arrival, they discovered a taxi-cab driver on the sidewalk with gunshot wound injuries," according to sheriff's investigators. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff's officials said.

A Latino juvenile was found in the rear of the cab and was detained for questioning. Deputies found two handguns at the scene, according to the report.

-- Megan Garvey

Updated Jan. 18, 2018: The coroner has identified a Latino, believed to be in his early 30s as Victor Daniel Garcia-Villarreal as a 20-year-old Latino.

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