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Mitchell Maya, 20

Mitchell Maya, a 20-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, after he was shot in the 700 block of North Breed Street in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8 p.m. on Dec. 8, Maya had just walked out of his home to run errands when residents in the area reported hearing gunshots, said LAPD Det. Jose Ramirez. 

Maya was struck by gunfire and ran about 300 feet, to the 700 block of Cornwell Street, where he was found.

Maya was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. on Dec. 9. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information can call Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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