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Two men slain after gunfire breaks out in Florence-Firestone area

Homicides reported near shooting scene where two men were mortally wounded.
Two men where killed Wednesday afternoon after gunfire broke out in  an unincorporated neighborhood near Walnut Park and Florence-Firestone.

One man died at the scene in the 7600 block of Bell Avenue, authorities said, and the other was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.

Gunshots were reported about 3:45 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Homicide investigators were responding to the scene.

No other information was immediately available.

Since January 2007, at least 146 homicides have been reported within two miles of the slaying scene, according to a Times Homicide Report database.


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Graphic: Map shows homicides reported within two miles of Wednesday's shooting scene.

Credit: Times Homicide Report

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