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Ricardo Guzman Jr., 19

Ricardo Guzman Jr., a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the 300 block of East 159th Street in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Guzman and his uncle, Salvador Guzman, a 39-year-old Latino, were fatally shot about 4:40 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Coroner’s records show both men were shot in the back.

Officials provided no other information about the shooting.

At least 56 slayings have been reported within two miles of the shooting since January 2007, according to the The Times Homicide Report database. Nearly all the victims died from gunshot wounds.

Anyone with details about the killings is asked to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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