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  • June 2, 2011

Carlos Viera Jr., 31

Carlos Viera Jr., a 31-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Thursday, June 2, in the 4700 block of Rosecrans Avenue in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Viera was walking down the street about 11:29 a.m. when a car drove up and he began speaking with the occupant.

The conversation escalated into an argument and Viera was shot, Winter said. According to coroner's records, the victim was shot several times.

Authorities were called and Viera was taken to a hospital, where he died less than 35 minutes later.

Read more at the Daily News: Authorities ID man fatally shot in Compton

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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