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Coroner’s officials Saturday released the name of the 40- year-old man who was shot dead in an attack that also left another man seriously wounded.

The fatal shooting victim was identified as Javier Espinoza of San Bernardino, said Dave Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Officers responded about 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the 9600 block of John Street in Santa Fe Springs to investigate a report of a shooting that had just occurred, according to Officer John Scoggins of the Whittier Police Department.

“It was determined two male Hispanic adults had been shot,” Scoggins said. “One was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other was transported to a local area hospital in serious condition.”

No suspect description or possible motive for the shooting was immediately available, Scoggins said.

The victims were in a Bentley convertible, he said.

According to a broadcast report, the victims were shot near a market in the 8800 block of Norwalk Boulevard in West Whittier, left the scene in the Bentley and were ultimately located by firefighters on John Street.

Whittier police asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at (562) 567-9200.

—City News Service

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