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Man, 19, shot dead in Athens neighborhood of L.A. County

Location of Sunday's fatal shooting is shown in purple, red circles mark locations of 62 homicides within a mile since January 2007. Click to learn more on The Times' Homicide Report. Authorities were seeking suspects Sunday in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in unincorporated Athens, near the 105 Freeway.

Edwin Jose Perla was found on a sidewalk in the 11100 block of South New Hampshire Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Perla had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Detectives believe the shooting may be gang-related but are still investigating the circumstances, Thomas said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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Map: Location of Sunday's fatal shooting is shown in purple; red circles mark locations of 62 homicides within a mile since January 2007. Source: The Times' Homicide Report.

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Was there a 9 hour shut down in the community while the entire LA police force and SWAT temas searched for the shooter?

This is not news...

Gang related for sure homes... I mean what you think it was ...



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