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Victim in deadly Christmas Day shooting is identified

December 26, 2010 | 11:21 am

Map shows location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as nearby homicides, in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

Authorities said the man killed in the Christmas Day shooting in Echo Park was Cesar Frank Guerrero, 18, of Paramount.

[Updated at 11:45 a.m.: At least 242 homicides have been reported within four miles of Saturday 's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.]

Three others were wounded but survived in a confrontation that occurred Saturday morning  between pedestrians and a group of men riding in a car in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles, police said.

Authorities said they had not yet determined a motive and had not made any arrests in the incident, which left one of the people in the car dead and three pedestrians wounded.

The incident began shortly before noon in the 1200 block of Innes Avenue, between Sunset Boulevard and the Dodger Stadium parking lot areas, according to police.

The vehicle, a white Honda Civic, apparently was then driven to another spot in the neighborhood, about 10 blocks away at Baxter Street and Echo Park Avenue, and abandoned with the body of the dead man inside, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Lt. John Romero.

-- Garrett Therolf

Map: Shows location of Saturday's shooting in purple, as well as 242 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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