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Luis Carlos Gomez, 39

Luis Gomez, a 39-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Jan. 2, two days after he was shot in the 1600 block of North Mona Boulevard in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Gomez was sitting in his car when he was shot shortly after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2009. Winter said his assailant pulled up in a vehicle, got out and shot him once in the head, then fled.

Gomez was taken to the hospital where he died at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

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