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Jesus Julio Peralta, 29

Jesus Julio Peralta (2010-02-20)

 Jesus Peralta, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 20, in the 9200 block of South Graham Avenue in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 9:30 p.m., Peralta was walking from a nearby residence when he was approached by an unknown assailant and shot several times, said Det. Sal LaBarbera of the LAPD South Bureau.

Paramedics arrived and Peralta was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m., Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said.

There were no witnesses to the shooting and authorities do not have any suspects.

LaBarbera said Peralta was not a gang member.

Anyone with information about the death of Jesus Peralta is asked to call LaBarbera at (213) 485-4341.

--Sarah Ardalani

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