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Harbor Gateway: Joseph Martinez, 49

August 21, 2009 |  7:59 am
The location of Joseph Martinez's shooting. Click for demographic information about this area. Joseph Martinez, a 49-year-old white man, was slashed in the cheek and neck and died Thursday, Aug. 13. Martinez was slashed in the 12000 block of South Figueroa Street in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said a broken beer bottle was used to kill Martinez. The incident happened at 12:25 a.m., and Martinez was pronounced dead at a hospital at 1:14 a.m., Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

Harbor Gateway: Anthony Harris, 24

August 14, 2009 |  6:23 pm

Photo: A street memorial for Anthony Harris, a 24-year-old black man who was shot August 9 in the 13000 block of Figueroa Street. Credit: Anthony Pesce / Los Angeles Times

The location of Anthony Harris's shooting. Click for demographic information about this area.Anthony Harris, a 24-year-old black man, was shot in the 13000 block of South Figueroa Street in Harbor Gateway and died Aug.9, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, described the incident as a walk-up shooting.

Harris was shot about 1 a.m. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead 35 minutes later, Winter said.

Anthony Harris Friends and family of Harris set up a street memorial on the site of his shooting. Thirty-five votive candles were placed around a photo of Harris, and tea candles were placed in the center of the memorial in the shape of an A.

On a sheet of paper, family members wrote notes to him. One read: "I love you brother. God knows life will never be the same without you...."

-- Anthony Pesce

Photo: A street memorial for Anthony Harris, a 24-year-old black man who was shot Aug. 9 in the 13000 block of Figueroa Street. Credit: Anthony Pesce / Los Angeles Times

San Pedro: David Medina, 45

July 31, 2009 |  5:16 pm

Location of Medina's shooting. Click to learn more about the demographics of this area. David Isaiah Medina, a 45-year-old Latino, was shot in the 1700 block of South Mesa Street in San Pedro on Tuesday, July 21, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said the incident was a walk-up shooting.  Medina died from blunt force head trauma as well as a gunshot wound to the chest, Winter said.

The shooting happened at midnight, and he was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. the same day, nearly 24 hours after he was shot, Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce


Wilmington: Eric Douglas, 50

July 25, 2009 |  4:25 pm
Douglas,-Eric Eric Douglas, a 50-year-old black man, was shot several times and died on July 15. He was shot in the 100 block of East F Street in Wilmington, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.


San Pedro: Daniel Castro, 21

July 6, 2009 |  4:28 pm

Daniel Castro, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot in the torso in the 200 block of West 2nd Street in San Pedro. He died on Friday, June 5, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Castro was found in an alley with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died  about 12:43 a.m., said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

-- Anthony Pesce



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