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Man shot to death in Pico-Union; gunman sought

May 9, 2012 | 10:49 am

Map shows location of Tuesday's shooting in purple, as well as homicides within 2 miles in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

Los Angeles homicide detectives asked Wednesday for the public’s help in finding whoever killed a 29-year-old man found lying in the street in the Pico-Union district.

Officers responding to reports of gunshots about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday found Rene Miranda, 29, lying near 20th Street and Normandie Avenue.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Detectives did not have information about anyone suspected in the killing or a motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470 or (877) 527-3247 during non-business hours. Anonymous calls may be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).


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Map: Shows location of Tuesday's shooting in purple, as well as 105 other homicides within 2 miles, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times