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Ramiro Antonio Melendez Lobos, 22

Ramiro Antonio Melendez-Lobos, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Jan. 8, on the corner of Delano Street and Cedros Avenue in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 6:45 a.m., Melendez-Lobos was walking southbound in the area when a man approached him and fired a semi-automatic handgun several times, according to an LAPD news release.

Melendez-Lobos was struck and fell to the sidewalk, according to the release. The suspect, described only as Latino, ran to a light gray Honda or Acura sedan, got in on the passenger side, and fled westbound on Delano street.

Melendez-Lobos was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:55 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information can call the LAPD’s Van Nuys Division detective desk at (818) 374-0040. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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