Melgoza, of Compton, was standing outside a residence with his wife when two men drove up and one of them opened fire on the couple, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Melgoza was shot at about 8:55 p.m. and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:12 p.m., Winter said.
Coroner's officials did not know if Melgoza's wife sustained any injuries in the incident.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Manuel Melgoza was shot. Credit: Google Maps