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The man who was fatally shot in a drive-by attack in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles March 23 has been identified as 51-year-old Mario Deleon. According to police reports, Deleon and two other men were walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up alongside the trio and opened fire, fatally wounding Deleon.

Deleon was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday near Crenshaw Boulevard and West 29th Street.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD Southwest Division detectives at (213) 485-4341.


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