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Van Nuys: Robert Rodriguez, 14

October 27, 2009 |  6:29 pm

The location where Robert Rodriguez was shot. Click for the Van Nuys Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Robert Rodriguez, a 14-year-old Latino boy, was shot and killed on Friday, Oct. 23, in the 15400 block of Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Rodriguez was standing outside an apartment when he was approached by someone and shot. Winter said the assailant could be affiliated with a gang.

Rodriguez was shot about 3:50 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene at 4 p.m., Winter said.

—Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Robert Rodriguez was shot.

Click the Van Nuys Mapping L.A. page to learn about the neighborhood demographics.