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Victim Identified In Highland Park Shooting

Posted By admin On September 20, 2012 @ 4:10 pm In Highland Park,News Briefs | 1 Comment

(CNS) – A man fatally shot in Mount Washington by a gunman on a bicycle was identified Tuesday.

Israel Cervantes, 26, of Los Angeles, was declared dead at a hospital after Monday’s 2 a.m. shooting at Marmion Way and Avenue 60, according to Los Angeles police and coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The shooter was described as a heavy-set, roughly 6-foot-tall man with a shaved head.

Cervantes was in a group, loitering and consuming alcohol at 2:05 a.m. when the suspect approached on the bicycle and confronted the group; the suspect then pulled out a handgun and fired twice hitting the victim, according to Lt. Solano of the Northeast LAPD Station.

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