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Three men fatally shot in Compton

Three men were killed in Compton over the weekend in three non-related shootings, authorities said.

Two of the deaths occurred Sunday when a man was shot about 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Golden Street, said Deputy Luis Castro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man later died at a hospital. Another man was shot less than four hours later in the 400 block of West Palm Street and died soon afterward at a hospital, Castro said.

The third man was shot Saturday about 8:10 p.m. as he was standing by his car in the 1400 block of East Alondra Boulevard, Castro said. He, too, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Castro said the shooting may have been gang-related.

"There’s been no nexus between any of the shootings,” Castro added.

The victims' names will not be released until their families are notified of their deaths, Castro said.

-- Corina Knoll

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Is there a solution to madness or just "That's just the way it is"?.
The only difference between Compton and Tijuana is 130 miles

" LA is as safe today, as it was in the 1950's!" Mayor Villa

Every Monday you read in the Times about a gang shooting somewhere in the LA area, it will not stop until gangs are wiped off the face of the earth. As long as parents allow their kids to be mixed up with gangs, it will go on and on. Too many parents are in denial, until something tragic happens.

Marie I totally agree with you! No gangs and the killing will stop!
Plus LA will look much better with no graffiti!


blacksheep is gone but never forgotton...my heart goes out to his family...2/7/09 we lost a father a brother a friend..thanks for all the good times and that smile...miss u my brother..drove past jack rabbits this morning with my son had to hold back from crying but on my way back came thru the parking lot had to do a donut for u ....

97% of the people want to see a debate mr mayor, L.A> is full of illegals and gangs

There is no fear of punishment, these gang bangers don't care about going to Prison. If you want crime down start making these little cowards pay a greater price for their actions.
Have done to you, what you have done to others!


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