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Two men die in separate Compton shootings

February 2, 2009 | 10:34 am

Two men have died in separate shootings in Compton, authorities said today.

Jesse Cazarez, 20, was fatally shot about 7:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of South Tajauta Avenue, said Deputy Sheriff Keith Ho of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Cazarez was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital, along with another man who was wounded but survived, Ho said.

Another deadly shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. Sunday near Caldwell Street and Central Avenue, Ho said. The victim was an unidentified adult Latino, who was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

-- Corina Knoll