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Carlos Torres Valencia, 30

Carlos Torres Valencia (2010-02-12)

Carlos Valencia, a 30-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Friday, Feb. 12, in the 300 block of North Stimson Avenue in La Puente, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Valencia, of La Puente, was one of three men who were shot about 8:15 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Valencia was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two men were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening wounds.

The victims were in front of an apartment complex when the gunman walked up to them and fired several times, authorities said. The shootings appear to be gang-related, according to Sheriff's Deputy Rick Pedroza.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Margot Roosevelt

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