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Man found shot to death in Santa Monica

November 4, 2009 12:50:48 AM PST
A man was found shot to death on a basketball court near Santa Monica College on Tuesday.Police heard shots fired from Virginia Avenue Park, located near 22nd Street and Pico Boulevard, at 8:52 a.m.

Once police arrived on scene, they found the victim, identified as 20-year-old Richard Juarez of Santa Monica, dead, and two men running from the area.

Police questioned a possible suspect, but it was unclear if the shooter was in custody.

Police said the shooting may be gang related. Anyone with information is urged to call (310) 458-8495.

City News Service contributed to this story.


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