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Luis Alberto Fuentes Jr., 22

Luis Alberto Fuentes Jr., a 22-year-old Latino, died Monday, Oct. 16, after he was shot in the 8600 block of Graham Avenue in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Fuentes was standing outside a liquor store near Graham Avenue and Firestone Boulevard about 4 p.m. when he and another young man were confronted by a Latino in his early 20s, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred. 

The two men tried to run away, up onto the passenger platform of the Metro Blue Line Station at Graham Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, but the suspect followed them and chased them onto the gravel area between the tracks, Alfred said. 

That’s where the gunman shot Fuentes, Alfred said. The other man was not injured. 

Fuentes, who lived in Watts, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:57 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Investigators don’t know what the relationship was between Fuentes and the other young man or why he wasn’t shot, Alfred said.

The suspect was last seen running west along the tracks.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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