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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
September 3, 2009 | 4:07
Juan Velasquez, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot several times in the head, neck and arm and died Aug. 25. in the2600 block of West 3rd Street in Westlake
, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Velasquez was found dead with several gunshot wounds in a backyard at 12:11 a.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.
-- Anthony Pesce