A homicide investigation was under way in the Westlake District today following the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man.

The shooting death of 23-year-old Jose Saul Hernandez was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Rampart Boulevard, near Second Street.

According to police reports, earlier in the evening, Hernandez had been standing on the sidewalk drinking with friends. After his friends left, two suspects walked up to Hernandez, pulled out a handgun and shot him. Hernandez immediately ran to his apartment and collapsed in front of family members.

Paramedics responded and transported him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD Rampart Division detectives at (213) 484-3650.

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