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Man shot dead, another wounded near Athens

October 17, 2011 | 11:12 pm

Athens area homicides
One man was slain and another was wounded in a shooting Monday in an area near Athens.

A 17-year-old male was taken into custody in connection with the attack shortly after 5 p.m. near West 126th Street and South Berendo Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The man who died was 27. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said. The wounded man was 33. He was undergoing surgery late Monday. Their names were not released.

Since January 2007, at least 105 homicides have been reported within two miles of the shooting scene, according to Times Homicide Report database.