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Man Shot and Killed in South Gate

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the father of a two-year-old boy.

LA County Sheriffs and the South Gate Police Department are looking for the gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Hugo Avila.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which was reported at approximately 4:55 p.m on Monday.

The shooting took place on the 9200 block of California Avenue, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

Paramedics were directed to an office at a smog check business where Avila was found dead.

He was the father of a two-year-old boy.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is encouraged to contact the South Gate Police Department at (323)563-5400.

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