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Peter Yu, 28

Peter Yu, a 28-year-old Korean man, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 13, in the 3900 block of Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Yu was inside an SUV in a parking lot behind a strip mall when a man approached and began shooting him, said Lt. John Radtke with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The gunman then ran south on South Gramercy Place to Wilshire Boulevard. Witnesses told police that the man, described as an Asian, was wearing a black bomber-style jacket and a black hat, Radtke said.

Police are trying to determine a motive behind the shooting, Radtke said.

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

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