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Three men fatally shot in Compton

February 9, 2009 |  8:07 am

Three men were killed in Compton over the weekend in three non-related shootings, authorities said.

Two of the deaths occurred Sunday when a man was shot about 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Golden Street, said Deputy Luis Castro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man later died at a hospital. Another man was shot less than four hours later in the 400 block of West Palm Street and died soon afterward at a hospital, Castro said.

The third man was shot Saturday about 8:10 p.m. as he was standing by his car in the 1400 block of East Alondra Boulevard, Castro said. He, too, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Castro said the shooting may have been gang-related.

"There’s been no nexus between any of the shootings,” Castro added.

The victims' names will not be released until their families are notified of their deaths, Castro said.

-- Corina Knoll