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Three killed in Compton shooting

March 30, 2009 |  7:55 am

Carlos Arena stands outside the Barber Shop in the 1200 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Compton after a triple murder in an apartment behind the shop Sunday.

Police this morning are looking for the gunman who shot and killed three people near a Compton barbershop Sunday.

One woman and two men, who have not been identified, were killed about 7:05 p.m. in an apartment next to the barbershop in the 1200 block of East Rosecrans Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Pedroza said.

Authorities said they are unsure if the shooting was gang-related, and Pedroza said that stretch of Rosecrans is "a high crime area."

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

Photo: Carlos Arena stands outside the Barber Shop in the 1200 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Compton; a triple slaying occurred Sunday in an apartment behind the shop. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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