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Police looking for 'Chucky' in connection with Echo Park murder

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A shooting in broad daylight in Echo Park has police looking for witnesses. LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said detectives have a suspect, but they don't know his real name.

33-year-old Ivan Meza Pedroza was standing with a friend on the 2100 block of West Bellevue Ave. when a third man, an acquaintance known as "Chucky," approached. The first friend wandered away, but apparently, returned when he heard talking and then gunshots. The friend found Pedroza had rolled to the bottom of a hill, unconscious.

When Fire Department personnel arrived, Pedroza was pronounced dead. Police believe "Chucky" may have shot Pedroza with a handgun, but don't know of any motive.

They're also looking for anyone who could better identify Chucky or provide any information on the murder.

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