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Three men wounded in suspected gang shooting in Wilmington

January 1, 2013 | 10:46 am

Approximate location of shooting shown in black.

Three men were shot in Wilmington early Monday morning in what Los Angeles police suspect was a gang-related incident.

Police responded about 5:30 a.m. to reports of shots fired at a home in the 1400 block of North Marine Avenue, police said.

It appeared that the men were involved in an argument that ended in a drive-by shooting, police said. 

One man was struck in the head and was not expected to survive, police said. He was placed on life support until his family could be notified. 

A second man was shot in the leg and a third suffered unspecified injuries.

LAPD Sgt. P. Aeschliman told City News Service that investigators believe the incident was gang-related.


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Map: Approximate location of shooting shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.