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Mark Gonzalez, 44

Mark Gonzalez, a 44-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Jan. 28 near 7th and Flower avenues in Venice, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8:15 p.m., Gonzalez was walking to a supermarket when he was confronted by a gunman and shot, said Los Angeles police Det. John Skaggs.

Police are trying to determine what prompted the confrontation. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:24 p.m., according to coroner's records.

Skaggs said Gonzalez was a lifelong resident of the area.

The gunman is described as a Latino wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. He is believed to have left the area in a tan small SUV east on Flower Avenue, Skaggs said.

Police are unsure whether one or two people were involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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