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Search on for gunman who fatally shot Arleta store owner

Authorities were searching Tuesday for a gunman who fatally shot an Arleta store owner during an apparent robbery, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

According to witnesses, the 34-year-old victim was confronted by a man on the sidewalk in front of his store around 8:40 p.m. Monday, LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said.

The victim is believed to have been closing his shop, which is in the 8900 block of Woodman Avenue, Eisenman said.

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His wife told authorities her husband had owned the store since February, Eisenman said.

The victim was shot muliple times, according to a news release. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Eisenman said.

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