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Jonixer Chavez-Ramirez, 24

Jonixer Chavez-Ramirez, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Nov. 28, in the 4400 block of Sinova Street in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and police.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Chavez-Ramirez was standing with a group of friends in the driveway of a home when two rounds were fired, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.

Chavez-Ramirez was struck once and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to coroner’s records.

Detectives said they don't know whether the shots were fired by a person on foot or in a vehicle.

So far, Ramirez said, there’s nothing to indicate why Chavez-Ramirez would be targeted, as he and his friends had “no association whatsoever” with street gangs.

“It’s a big whodunit,” he said. Police are looking for additional witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD's Hollenbeck homicide detectives at (323) 342-8960. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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