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November 30, 2009 | 5:11
Frank Castro Jr., a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Nov. 19, in the 3600 block of Santa Fe Avenue in Long Beach, according to police spokeswoman Jackie Bezart.
According to authorities, Castro and two other men were approached by a gunman on foot outside a liquor store about 11:30 p.m. All three men were hit -- Castro was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene. The other two men, 18 and 40 years old, were treated at a hospital and released.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related.
-- Seema Mehta
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Map: The location where Frank Castro Jr. was shot. Credit: Google Maps