Joel Lamas, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Jan. 1, in the 7600 block of Keltonview Drive in Pico Rivera, authorities said.
Lamas was shot in a front yard shortly before 2 a.m., according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release. Neighbors apparently heard the gunshots but told detectives they sounded like firecrackers. One neighbor went outside and found Lamas lying in the yard, authorities said.
Lamas was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:14 a.m. No other information was immediately available.
Anyone with information about his killing is asked to call Sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Joel Lamas was shot. Credit: Google Maps