Silver Lake - A man was fatally shot on Riverside Drive near the 5 Freeway last week, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police said the victim, a male Latino in his 50s, was arguing with three male Latinos in their 20s, on Thursday, Oct. 8 at around 3:55 p.m. One of the three suspects pulled out a gun and fired at the victim, injuring him.
The suspects fled in a vehicle in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Though authorities have not released the name of the victim, a memorial has been set up on Riverside between Fletcher Drive and Glendale Boulevard for James Cortez.
According to a Go Fund Me page, Cortez was shot six times.
Correction: A previous version of the story said the shooting took place on Oct. 9. That's wrong. The shooting took place Oct. 8.
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