Gregorio Mejia-Murillo, L.A. Homicide No. 18: Police Find 24-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Near Elementary School

By Ryan Deto

After gunfire was reported around 9:30 p.m. on January 21 in South L.A., police found the dead body of 24-year-old Latino man Gregorio Mejia-Murillo inside a home near the intersection of 52nd and Main streets some time later, according to City News Service.

Coroner's records stated that he was shot in the chest.

Mejia-Murillo's murder occurred hundreds of feet from Main Street Elementary School, which is located across Main. A market and a bakery lie just down the street.

The Los Angeles Times reported soon after that LAPD investigators had no description of the shooter. However, they did not believe the shooting was gang-related.

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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