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LAPD investigates three possibly gang-related homicides

November 30, 2011 | 11:33 am

Los Angeles police Wednesday were investigating the slayings of three men in two separate shootings.

The first shooting took place about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at Marylee Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills, where officers responded to a call of an assault and found two men shot, said Sgt. Rosario Fierro of the Los Angeles Police Department.

One man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene; another man in his 30s was wounded and taken to a hospital. He was uncooperative and refused to provide information to officers, Fierro said.

About four hours later, officers responded to a call of a shooting in Boyle Heights, where they found two men who had been shot while standing in front of a house in the 2100 block of City View Avenue.

Witnesses said the men were shot by four men who walked by. The shooters were believed to be gang members, Fierro said.

Jesus Rendon, 36, of Los Angeles died at the scene. Art Gomez, 31, of Los Angeles was pronounced dead at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office.

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