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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
September 30, 2009 | 2:06
Guillermo Mendoza-Rojas, a 21-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Sept. 26 after he was shot twice in the 20900 block of Gresham Street in Canoga Park
, authorities said.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 8800 block of Independence Avenue near Gresham Street just before 3 a.m., said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.
Isidro Meza-Rojas, a 28-year-old Latino, was shot and killed in the same incident. Coroner's officials said the two men were cousins.
-- Esmeralda Bermudez and Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Guillermo Mendoza-Rojas was shot. Click for the Canoga Park Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.