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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
October 19, 2009 | 4:00
Marvin Nicholson, a 13-year-old black youth, was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 12, in the 900 block of South Grandee Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Marvin was shot about 12:30 p.m. when someone jumped out of a vehicle and fired several shots at him, coroner's officials said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Marvin Nicholson, 13, was shot. Credit: Google Maps