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Jose Luis Duarte, 26

Jose Luis Duarte, a 26-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 14, in the 17200 block of Lambert Road in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after midnight, Duarte and a young woman were walking east on the sidewalk when Duarte got into an argument with some people across the street at a convenience store, according to a news release from the Whittier Police Department.

As Duarte and the woman walked away, a silver or gray sedan drove past and a person inside fired several shots striking both Duarte and the woman.

Duarte was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m., according to coroner’s records. The young woman is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9241. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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