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Ricardo Antonio Jarquin, 20

Ricardo Jarquin, a 20-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, March 13, in the 13500 block of South Yukon Street in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post, based on preliminary information from the coroner's office, did not have an incident address.]

Jarquin was shot outside an apartment complex, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The shooting was reported at 9:26 p.m., Thomas said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff's Department was working with Hawthorne police detectives to find the gunman. They described the shooting as gang-related.

At least 65 homicides have been reported within two miles of the shooting since January 2007, according to coroner's data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the sheriff's detective bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be made at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

-- Catherine Saillant

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