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Johnny Carbajal, 27

Johnny Carbajal, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Nov. 29, in the 900 block of Fries Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting at an apartment, according to an LAPD news release. When authorities arrived, they found Carbajal lying on the floor inside of a unit. He had been shot several times in the torso. Paramedics were called and Carbajal was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

From the investigation, detectives believe the shooting was gang-related.

Police said Carbajal got into an argument with an unknown Latino wearing the colors of a rival gang inside the apartment building. Later, he went into a unit where he was confronted by two other Latino suspects, who witnesses described as being 20 to 25 years old. One of them then pulled out a gun and shot Carbajal several times.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the shooters is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Dets. Rodriguez or Batres at (310) 726-7887 or 7880. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

-- Sarah Ardalani

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