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Stanley Osbaldo Montes, 25

Stanley Osbaldo Montes, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 4, near South Figueroa Street and West 42nd Place in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 7 p.m., Montes was playing basketball with friends when the group was approached by two suspects, LAPD Det. Dave Garrido said. One of  the men opened fire, striking Montes, Garrido said.

The two ran from the basketball court south on South Figueroa Street, police said. Montes was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

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