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Mar Vista area: Man shot by possible gang members

April 23, 2009 |  8:34 pm

Guillermo Lopez, a 25-year-old Latino was killed in a possible gang shooting at the corner of Washington Place and Wade Street at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

Police say Lopez and a 19-year-old friend were at a parking lot when two male Latinos, possibly gang members, approached them on foot and confronted them. Both assailants were armed with handguns, and one of them asked Lopez and his friend where they were from, police said. The victims responded that they were not gang members. The suspects opened fire.    

Lopez was struck multiple times and collapsed in the parking lot, where he died. His friend was also hit multiple times and taken to a hospital. 

Investigators described one of the assailants as 18- to 20-years-old, 5 feet 5, 180 pounds and wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and blue pants. The other was described as the same age, 5 feet 9, 150 pounds, with a dark complexion and also wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and black pants. They were last seen driving away in a gray, four-door Honda, heading northbound on Wade Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pacific Division homicide detectives at (310) 482-6316 or (310) 482-6349. 

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