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Sergio Lopez, 18

Sergio Lopez, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Dec. 28, in the 1100 block of East 78th Street in Florence-Graham, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Lopez was standing in the front yard outside of his friend's house when someone drove up in a vehicle, got out, and began arguing with him.

Winter said several words were exchanged then the person opened fire, shooting him several times, and fled the scene. He was shot at 12:30 p.m. and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m.

-- Anthony Pesce

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