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Justin Antonio Montes, 25

Justin Antonio Montes (2019-03-28)

Justin Antonio Montes, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, March 28, in the 400 block of West Santa Cruz Street in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 10 p.m., Montes and his 24-year-old brother, Jason, were walking in the area when a sedan approached and a person got out, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin.

The person fired multiple rounds, striking the brothers, then the sedan fled.

Justin Montes was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. His brother, Jason Montes, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10 p.m.

The brothers, who lived in the area, were walking toward a liquor store. Neither of them was a gang member, Tiffin said. Both were fathers of young children.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at (310) 726-7884 or (310) 726-7882. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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