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Ruben Alberto Morales-Almada, 24

Ruben Alberto Morales-Almada, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, July 20, in the 9500 block of Holmes Avenue in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Morales and another person were sitting in the front yard of a home at 1 p.m., when a sedan drove by, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri. 

The sedan drove by again from the opposite direction and a person shot from inside the car, Kouri said. The sedan continued south. 

Both Morales and the other person, a 27-year-old man, were wounded. Both were taken to a hospital. Holmes was pronounced dead at 1:58 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

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