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Lorenzo Perez Villicana, 44

Lorenzo Perez Villicana, a 44-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 2, along with four others at a homeless encampment under the Santa Fe off-ramp of the Long Beach Freeway, authorities said.

Villicana's girlfriend, Vanessa Malaepule, an unemployed single mother of six, was among the dead. Malaepule, who lived in a nearby home with her mother and children, was visting him at the time of the slayings.

Long Beach police said all of the dead were friends who had been socializing with one another for some time.

-- Louis Sahagun

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