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Pacoima man fatally wounded in his front yard

March 16, 2010 |  5:11 pm

A Pacoima man who was standing in his front yard with friends and family was shot dead, police said Tuesday.Picture 2

Jorge Rueda was with the group in 11400 block of Magee Avenue when someone fired from a distance around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Rueda was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time later, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Since January 2007, at least 30 homicides have been reported in Pacoima, according to a Times database.

Police said detectives have yet to find a motive for Rueda's slaying. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Eric Jones or Det. Joshua Byers at (818) 834-3115.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Red dots show homicides reported in Pacoima since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report