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Category: Bell Gardens

Bell Gardens: Allen Ruiz, 16

November 5, 2009 |  9:13 pm

The location where Allen Ruiz was shot. Credit: Google Maps Allen Ruiz, a 16-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Oct. 31, in the 6000 block of Gotham Street in Bell Gardens, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ruiz was standing in a driveway when someone walked up to him, yelled a gang name, and opened fire, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. He was shot in the chest about 7:36 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 8:10 p.m., Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Allen Ruiz was shot. Credit: Google Maps


Bell Gardens: Agnes Bratton, 79

October 26, 2009 | 10:11 pm

The location where Bratton was pronounced dead. Credit: Google MapsAgnes Bratton, a 79-year-old white woman, sustained a blunt-force head injury and died Sunday, Oct. 25, in the 6300 block of Gotham Street in Bell Gardens, authorities said.

Bell Gardens police, responding to a 911 call, found Bratton and an injured adult male believed to be her son about 10:15 a.m., according to a news release.

Bratton died at the scene and the man, whose name was not released, had what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said.

-- Kim Christensen

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Map: The location where Bratton was pronounced dead. Credit: Google Maps



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