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Samuel Martinez, 20

Samuel Martinez, a 20-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Sept. 25, in the 2900 block of Division Street on the boundary of Cypress Park and Glassell Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Martinez and his brother Jose, a 24-year-old Latino, were killed about 12:50 a.m. Both were shot in the head and died at the scene, according to coroner's records.

Marvin Gonzalez, 19, also sustained a gunshot wound and was in critical condition at a local hospital.

The men were heading to a liquor store when they were approached by several suspects who asked about their gang affiliations.

Apparently not satisfied with the answers, the suspects opened fire, said Sgt. Gregory Whortan of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division.

Police said the victims were not gang members.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Northeast homicide detectives at (213) 847-4261. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- L.A. Now

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