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Gang members fatally shoot man near Gardena

April 18, 2010 | 11:14 am
A 21-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday in Athens, an unincorporated area near Gardena, authorities said.

The victim was leaving a party in the 11200 block of South Berendo Avenue about 12:30 a.m. when he was shot by two known gang members standing on the sidewalk, Lt. Cheryl MacWillie of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. His identity was withheld, pending notification of next of kin. MacWillie said the man’s parents were out of the country.

-- Corina Knoll