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  • Aug. 28, 2011

Larry Villegas, 24

Larry Villegas, a 24-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Aug. 28, in the 11800 block of Painter Avenue in South Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Villegas and Cesar Rodriguez, a 19-year-old Latino, were gunned down in front of a home early Sunday as they were leaving a party, officials said.

A gray Scion sedan drove up, the driver pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, according to Sheriff Deputy Bill Brauberger.

There were three or four suspects in the Scion, which was seen heading northbound on Painter.

Villegas and Rodriguez died at the scene, Brauberger said.

Anyone with information about the killings is asked to contact homicide detectives at (323) 890-5516. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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