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Kurt Henry Deutsch Jr., 30

Kurt Deutsch Jr., a 30-year-old white man, was fatally shot Wednesday, July 28, in a parking lot near the 1500 block of Garfield Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

People heard gunshots behind a strip mall about 8 p.m. and found Deutsh with gunshot wounds, said L.A. County Sheriff 's homicide Det.David Gunner, who is handling the investigation.

Authorities were called and Deutsch was pronounced dead at the scene. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the head and torso, according to coroner's records.

Gunner said it’s unknown if the incident was drug or gang related. Investigators do not have a description of the suspected shooter.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Gunner at (323) 890-5500.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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