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1 Killed, 2 Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

June 19, 2002|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

One man was killed and two were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Canoga Park on Monday night, authorities said.

Epifanio Cancino, 31, died after being shot twice in the head, Los Angeles Police Det. Rick Swanston said Tuesday.

Cancino was a passenger in a friend's car that was stopped at a traffic light at Vanowen Street and De Soto Avenue about 11:30, when a car pulled alongside and the driver opened fire, Swanston said.

Jose Pina, 27, was shot in the chest and taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was in critical condition, police officials said. Antonio Rojas, 32, suffered minor injuries.

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