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LAPD looks for leads in slaying of Wilmington man

January 23, 2012 |  9:46 pm

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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