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Body of gunshot victim dumped in Gardena

February 2, 2010 |  6:31 pm

The body of a 27-year-old man who was shot in the torso was dumped early Tuesday on a Gardena street, police said.

The victim was identified as Jesus Cazeres of Compton, the Gadena Police Department said.

Paramedics and officers arrived in the 15400 block of Berendo Avenue about 12:45 a.m. and found the body dumped near a sidewalk, police said.

Police said witnesses reported that a small black vehicle was seen leaving the area around the time the body was left there.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 217-9608.

-- Robert J. Lopez