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Vicente Castillo, 19

Vicente Castillo, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 23, near East Rose Street and South White Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 1 a.m., Castillo and another man were driving a white Nissan in the area when they encountered a black sedan, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The two vehicles stopped and a Latino got out of the black sedan and began shooting, striking Castillo. Castillo was able to drive a short distance before paramedics were called and he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:27 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to 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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