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18-year-old fatally shot in head in Compton

November 11, 2011 | 12:24 pm

Image: Map shows location of Friday's shooting in purple, as well as 153 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report
Authorities were investigating Friday the death of an 18-year-old Compton man who was shot in the head.

The victim was identified as Manuel Avelar, said Larry Dietz of the L.A. County coroner’s office.

Avelar was walking to his car when he was shot, and his body was found around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of South Willow Avenue, said Lt. Mary Leef of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

No further details were available. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500

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Image: Map shows location of Friday's shooting in purple, as well as 153 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report

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