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Osvaldo Torres, 49

Osvaldo Torres, a 49-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Sunday, March 5, in the 1500 block of West 35th Place in Exposition Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 7:53 p.m., officers from the LAPD’s Southwest Division responded to a call of a shooting about a block away from Denker Park, police said. A 42-year-old man told them he was standing near his car when he was shot; the victim was uncooperative with police.

Police then discovered that two others, Torres and a 37-year-old man, had been stabbed at Denker Park during a gathering with more than 50 people, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

The 37-year-old was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, and Torres was dropped off at a fire station in the 3000 block of South Hoover Street, Garrido said. 

Torres was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m. at a hospital, according to coroner's records.

Police believe all three incidents took place in the southeast corner of the park.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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