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1 killed, 2 wounded in Carson shooting [Updated]

April 22, 2011 | 10:33 am

Hom One man was killed and two were wounded in a shooting early Friday in Carson.

The shooting occurred on Figueroa Street near 223rd Street about 3:25 a.m., said Lt. Dave Coleman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The victims were riding in a sedan on Figueroa when they were struck by several rounds of gunfire from another vehicle, Coleman said.

Investigators had not determined if the shooting was gang-related.

“We don’t know the cause of the shooting,” Coleman said. “None of our victims have been identified as gang members, but that’s not to rule out that these guys may have been going through a gang area.”

The man who was killed was identified as a 27-year-old Samoan and Carson resident.

The other two victims, a 29-year-old Samoan man, and a 27-year-old black man, were in serious condition at a hospital but were expected to survive, Coleman said.

He said the residential neighborhood where the men were shot is surrounded by a school and apartments and single-family residences. Several residents heard the gunfire and called the sheriff’s department.

[Updated, 11:40 a.m.: At least 27 homicides have been reported within two miles of Friday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

In 2009, Shakari Taylor, a 26-year-old man, was shot to death at the intersection closest to the location of Friday's shooting.]

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or to contact the department through its website.


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Click to visit The Times' interactive Homicide Report

Map shows where one man was killed and two were wounded in a shooting early Friday in Carson. Source: Google Maps