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Gang rivalry suspected in Carson double homicide

October 4, 2010 |  5:52 pm

Sheriff's detectives said Monday that a gang rivalry appeared to have sparked a shooting that left two men dead the day before at a street corner near Carson. Click here for a Times homicide database.

The two victims in Sunday's early morning shooting are suspected gang members, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The victim's names were not released, but they were said to be in their 20s and 40s.

The dead men were discovered by a taxi driver who became suspicious when he a saw a vehicle failing to move during a green light at Normandie Avenue and Torrance Boulevard, authorities said. The taxi driver looked in the car and saw the victims.

Since January 2007, at least 21 slayings have been reported within two miles of Sunday's shooting, according to a database by The Times' Homicide Report.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to (800) 222-TIPS.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Map shows homicides reported since 2007 within two miles of Sunday's slaying. Credit: Times' Homicide Report