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Ernesto Viagomez, L.A. Homicide No. 26: 22-Year-Old Man Killed in Gang-Related Shooting

The street where Ernesto Viagomez was shot
The street where Ernesto Viagomez was shot
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By Ryan Deto

On January 31, 22-year-old Ernesto Viagomez was shot on the corner Santa Monica Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue in East Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Viagomez walked out of a liquor store and was confronted by a gang members around 8:30 p.m. He was shot in front of the store, according to Ed Winter of the coroner's office.

LAPD officials said Viagomez, a Cudahy resident, died several hours later at County-USC Medical Center.

The shooting occurred in a very busy section of Santa Monica Boulevard, where multiple restaurants, a market, auto-shops and Ramona Elementary school are all located within a two block radius.

At the time of the killing, investigators said they had no description of the shooter.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the LA Weekly's archive of all homicides within Los Angeles city limits was discontinued near the end of last year. We will be rolling out the 2011 homicides, one by one, until our "Murder was the Case" archive is up to date. Thanks for your patience.


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