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LAPD looks for leads in slaying of Wilmington man

At least 60 homicides have been reported in Wilmington since January 2007.
Los Angeles police Monday night were seeking the public's help in solving the slaying of a 21-year-old man in Wilmington.

Ernesto Reyes was gunned down by an attacker who pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds, the L.A. Police Department said.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of East L Street. Reyes, a Wilmington resident, died of his wounds at a hospital, the LAPD said.

Since January 2007, at least 60 homicides have been reported in Wilmington, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information in Reyes' shooting is asked to call Det. Julie Scruggs at (310) 726-7888 or Det. Mike Villareal at (310) 726-7880. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.

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Map shows homicides reported since 2007 in Wilmington. Credit: Times Homicide Report

 
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