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Ramon Cortez, 35

Ramon Cortez, a 35-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 8, in the 8700 block of Aqueduct Avenue in North Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 6:30 a.m., Cortez was walking west on Parthenia Street toward Aqueduct Avenue when a car pulled up and a man wearing dark clothing exited and began shooting at him, said Los Angeles police Det. James Fillmore.

Cortez was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:57 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The car fled north on Aqueduct Avenue from Parthenia, police said. 

Cortez, an expecting father, was on his way to work at a moving company, Fillmore said.

Detectives are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fillmore at (818) 374-9550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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