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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN ARTESIA IN APPARENT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

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City News Service

A man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Artesia, authorities said Monday.

The shooting happened about 7:40 p.m. in the 11800 block of Ashworth Street, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Deputies found the wounded man, who was about 30, in the driveway of a residence, Jansen said. Detectives learned he lived near the crime scene.

The victim was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said Lt. D. Auner of the sheriff’s Lakewood Station.

“We believe it is a drive-by, gang-related incident,” he said.

The victim’s name was not released pending notification of next of kin. An investigation is underway, Jansen said.

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