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Jose Estavan Villa, 22

Jose Villa, a 22-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Friday, Nov. 18, near Park View Street and Coronado Terrace in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Officers received simultaneous calls about 8 p.m. for stabbing victims in the 2400 block of Temple Street and the adjacent 400 block of Coronado Terrace, said LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera.

Authorities discovered a victim on each block, each with multiple stab wounds to his torso. They believe the attacks are related, Herrera said.

The man on Coronado Terrace, later identified at Jose Villa, died from his wounds at a hospital about 9:17 p.m.; the other victim is in stable condition at a local hospital, Herrera said.

Police had no suspect information, she said.

The incident is believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the stabbings is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Det. John Motto at (213) 484-3641.Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Sam Quinones

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