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Mikel Anthony Carballo, 19

Mikel Anthony Carballo, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, April 9, in the 7000 block of Rita Avenue in Huntington Park, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.

About 3:20 p.m., officers from the Huntington Park Police Department responded to a call about shots fired in the area, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incident. 

Once officers arrived, witnesses said the victim, later identified as Carballo, had already been taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, according to the release.

Carballo, who had been shot, was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.,. according to coroner's records.

Carballo was standing in front of an apartment complex when two males wearing hooded sweatshirts approached on foot and a person shot him, said Los Angeles Sheriff's Det. Louie Aguilera. 

Friends who were nearby heard the shots and took him to a hospital. Detectives are seeking witnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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