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1 killed, 1 wounded in Highland Park shooting

July 8, 2012 | 11:22 am

One man was killed and his brother was wounded Saturday in a shooting in a Highland Park neighborhood, police said.

Pedro Morales, who was shot in the upper torso, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman. His brother, whose name was not released, was in stable condition Sunday. He had been struck in the shoulder.

The shooting on the 5300 block of Monte Vista Street stemmed from a verbal tussle between the brothers and the gunman around 6:15 p.m., authorities said. The suspect fired off two shots.

Police did not release information about the gunman, but said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.

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