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Juan Manuel Ibarra, 17

Juan Manuel Ibarra, a 17-year-old Latino, was fatally wounded Tuesday, July 30, in the 1300 block of North Chester Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Ibarra and three friends were walking south on the sidewalk around 6 p.m. when the group was approached by two male Latinos from opposite directions, said Lt. Dave Coleman of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

One of the two pulled out a handgun, pointed at Ibarra and fired four to six shots, Coleman said. Ibarra died at the scene at 6:26 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman. No one else was injured.

Ibarra lived in the area and did not have gang ties, Coleman said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.  Those who wish to remain anonymous can call (800) 222-8477.

-- Emily Foxhall and Nicole Santa Cruz

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