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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
December 4, 2009 | 9:25
Alexander Russo, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Nov. 30, in the 16000 block of Merit Avenue in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Russo was shot at an unknown time, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. He was taken to a hospital where he died at 1:07 a.m.
Additional details were not immediately available.
-- Anthony Pesce
Map: The location where Alexander Russo was shot. Click for the Harbor-Gateway Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.