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Robert Maurice Garcia, 22

Robert Maurice Garcia (2012-06-29)

Robert Garcia, a 22-year-old Latino, died Friday, June 29, after being shot in the 13500 block of Norwalk Boulevard in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The shooting took place late Thursday night. Garcia ran from three men who approached him to a nearby business, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One of the men followed and shot him in the upper torso from close behind, authorities said. All of the suspects remain at large.

Detectives were investigating the motive behind the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Victoria Kim

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