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Manuel Esau Santizo, 28

Manuel Santizo, a 28-year-old Latino male, was struck by a car and shot and killed by the occupants in a possible gang-related incident in Silver Lake, officials said.

Santizo was riding his bicycle Sunday evening when the car hit him near Hoover Street and Del Mar Avenue, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

At least 60 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner's data.

She said some of those inside the car then got out and shot the bike rider in the upper body.

The cyclist was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, about 9:30 p.m. Herrera said there was no description of the car or gunmen.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

-- Richard Winton

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