Almendares was declared dead at the scene by fire paramedics, Sohn said.
The motive for the shooting was not known.
A white vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry, was reported driving south from the scene of the shooting at about the time shots were fired, said Sohn.
Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to help by calling Rampart homicide detectives John Motto or Michael Arteaga at (213) 484- 3650 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.
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