[symple_googlemap title=”Fatal shooting” location=”5300 block of Valley, Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”15″]A 21-year-old man who claimed that he was not in a gang was shot dead by a suspected gang member in the El Sereno section of Los Angeles, police said.

The Coroner’s Office identified the shooting victim as Raul Sanchez.

The fatal shooting occurred around 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the 5300 block of Valley Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Carlos Solano said.

Sanchez was walking with two other people on the street when a man pulled up in a vehicle and asked him what gang was he in, said Los Angeles police officer Sally Madera of the Media Relations Section.

Sanchez denied being in a gang. The suspect then got out of his vehicle and shot him once, before getting back into his vehicle and driving away, Madera said.

Sanchez died at the scene and police had no description of the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect though was described as male, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, Solano said.

– City News Service

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