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Northridge: Patrick Shillings, 21

October 23, 2009 |  4:18 pm

The location where Patrick Shillings was shot. Click for the Northridge Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Patrick Shillings, a 21-year-old black man, was shot several times and killed Sunday, Oct. 18, at Lassen Street and White Oak Avenue in Northridge, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, said Shillings was walking east on Lassen Street with another person when they were approached by several people.

An argument began and several shots were fired, Harvey said. Shillings ran and collapsed a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. at the scene, Harvey said.

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Map: The location where Patrick Shillings was shot. Click for the Northridge Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.

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another young life lost too what stupid violance in the streets


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