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Isaac Gaston Jr., 31

Isaac Gaston Jr. (2014-03-09)

Isaac Gaston Jr. a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, March 9, in the 100 block of South Wilmington Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Gaston was killed and two others were wounded during a fight at a party attended by between 60 and 70 people, said Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

An argument broke out shortly before 9:30 p.m. because someone tried to break the party down, Corina said.

At least two people began shooting and another person pulled out a knife, Corina said. A 24-year-old black male was shot and is expected to survive, and a 28-year-old black man was stabbed but refused medical treatment.

Gaston was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

An autopsy showed that Gaston died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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