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Jesus Vasquez, 49 [Updated]

Jesus Vasquez, a 49-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the 4300 block of Arlington Avenue in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Vasquez was found lying on a residential driveway about 4:15 a.m. According to coroner's records, he had been shot in the head, face, chest and back.

Paramedics were called and Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:35 a.m., Winter said.

The Times has contacted investigators to obtain more information about the case and will provide an update as soon as details become available.

[Updated Dec. 22: LAPD Criminal Gang and Homicide Det. D. Garrido said Velasquez's wife heard the gunshots and found her husband on the driveway, at which point she called authorities.

Investigators do not have a description of the assailant or leads as to what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. R. Lait at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.]

-- Sarah Ardalani

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