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Joshua Rodriguez, 20

July 6, 2008 | 11:00 am

Joshua Rodriguez, 20, Latino man was fatally shot during a fight at Mulberry Drive and Ruoff Avenue in an unincorporated area of south Whittier about 1:49 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the Rodriguez got into an argument with another man, who belonged to a rival tagging crew. They began fighting. The other man pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, hitting Rodriguez in the upper torso.  He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Callers can remain anonymous.

-ruben vives/LAT