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Gang shooting in Watts kills one, wounds another

August 11, 2013|By Joel Rubin

One man was shot to death and another injured early Sunday morning in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said.

At 4:40 a.m., the two men were walking along Success Avenue in the Nickerson Gardens housing project, a Los Angeles police spokesperson said. As the pair crossed 114th Street, a dark colored sedan approached with three men inside.

All three in the car opened fire, striking the men several times. One of the victims, a 27-year-old, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital. His companion, who is 24, suffered gun shot wounds to his arm and leg and was listed in stable condition, police said.

Police investigators were working to identify and capture the shooters in the case, which police said is gang related.

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