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Suspect arrested in fatal Hollywood Walk of Fame shooting

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.

A suspect has been arrested in a shooting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that left a young man dead, authorities said Monday.

Victim Jesse Medina, 19, of Hollywood, was fatally shot about 3 a.m. Sunday on the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard near Las Palmas Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

[Updated at 11:15 a.m.: At least 39 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.]

Officers responded to the sound of multiple gunshots and found Medina lying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Officers detained several people who were at the scene for questioning and later arrested a suspect, whose name has not been released.


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Image: Map shows the location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as 39 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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