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Alleged Gang Member Shot to Death at Pay Phone

August 04, 2000

KOREATOWN — A 20-year-old man was shot and killed on a Koreatown street corner Wednesday night, police said.

Police believe Mauricio Ibarra was shot because of his affiliation with a local street gang, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Carlos Velez of the Rampart Division. The man was using a pay phone in the 2600 block of Pico Boulevard at 9:35 p.m. when he was shot, Velez said.

Witnesses heard several gunshots and saw a man running west on Pico Boulevard, Velez said. Ibarra was pronounced dead at County-USC Medical Center.

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