Man found shot in Baldwin Park dies

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Approximate location where a man was found fatally shot in Baldwin Park. Map shows three other homicides within one mile of the incident in the past year.
(Homicide Report)

A man who was found shot in Baldwin Park over the weekend has died, authorities said.

The man was found near the intersection of Whitesell Street and Virginia Avenue at 7:33 p.m. Saturday with at least one gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said the man -- who is the first homicide of the year for the neighborhood -- was not immediately identified.

There have been four other homicides in Baldwin Park over the last year, the most recent of which was Vanhxay Inthichack, a 26-year-old who identified as a woman known to friends as Melony Smith, according to the L.A. Times’ Homicide Report.

According to coroner’s records, she was found dead Sept. 9 facedown on a hotel room floor in the 13000 block of Francisquito Avenue with a bed sheet around her neck and several cuts.

Over the last 12 months, Baldwin Park has ranked the 67th most deadly out of L.A. County’s 270 neighborhoods, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of homicide data for that period.


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