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Nathan Anthony Fernandes, 17

Nathan Anthony Fernandes, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 19 in the 10700 block of Anzac Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 7:45 p.m., Fernandes was standing in his front yard when a vehicle traveling north drove up and a person inside began shooting, striking the teenager, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.

The vehicle continued traveling north on South Anzac Avenue.

Fernandes was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

It’s unclear why Fernandes was shot.

Police are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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