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Michael Rodriguez, 18

Michael Rodriguez, 18, a Latino youth, was shot 17 times at close range in the L.A. River just south of the Colorado Street overpass on the I-5 Freeway in Atwater Village at about 10 p.m. Saturday night, April 21.

His body, which was found lying about a foot from the moving water, was spotted by two joggers early Sunday morning. Detectives learned that people in the area had heard the gunshots the previous night, but no one had called police.

Anyone with any more information is asked to call LAPD Dets. Larry Burcher or Dick Di Croce at (213) 847-4261.

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