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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
October 7, 2009 | 3:00
Jonathan Hernandez, a 24-year-old Latino, died on Sunday, Oct. 4, a week after he was assaulted in the 6700 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue in Lake Balboa, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Hernandez, of Panorama City, sustained head trauma in the Sept. 27 incident, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. He was taken to Northridge Hospital, where he stayed until he died at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 4, Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Jonathan Hernandez was shot. Click for the Lake Balboa Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.