Slain Passenger ID'd In East LA Shooting

Authorities on Thursday identified the 27-year-old man who was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger's seat of a vehicle in unincorporated East Los Angeles.

Victor Tellez of Whittier died in the shooting, an investigator at the coroner's office said.

The violence occurred in the 600 block of South Fraser Avenue about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, when a gunman walked up to a vehicle occupied by Tellez and another man and opened fire, striking Tellez multiple times in the upper body, said Deputy Richard Li of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

The driver, who was also hurt, drove away from the site of the shooting in an effort to get help, Li said.

Arriving police and firefighters declared Tellez dead at the scene, Li said. The second victim was hospitalized in stable condition, he added.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at 323-890-5500.

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