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Reginald Montanez, 21

Reginald Montanez (2010-03-21)

Reginald Montanez, a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, March 21, in the 300 block of East 107th Street in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Montanez was with two friends standing in front of a residence about 5 p.m. when a vehicle approached and the driver fired at the men, said Detective Gerry Pantoja of the LAPD Criminal Gang division.

Montanez suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he died at 7:13 p.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. His friends were not injured. [An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to Harvard UCLA Medical Center.]

Det. Pantoja said Montanez had no gang affiliations and he believes the incident was a case of mistaken identity. Authorities do not have any leads on the assailant.

Anyone with information about Montanez's death is asked to call the LAPD Criminal Gang division at (213) 485-4341.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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