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A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed late Monday in Duarte, the third shooting in the area in two days, authorities said.


Sixteen-year-old Christopher Rossi, of Duarte, was shot and killed on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the apartment complex where he lived with his parents, relatives said. (Family photo)

Residents of an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Huntington Drive reported hearing gunshots at 11:30 p.m., said Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. When the residents went to investigate, they discovered the teen lying at the rear of the building suffering from gunshot wounds.

Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene, Corina said.

Sheriff’s officials described the victim as a 16-year-old Hispanic male who lived at the location with his parents. Relatives identified him as Christopher Rossi.

The shooting occurred on the day after an 18-year-old man was shot and killed in the 2000 block of Broderick Avenue, authorities said. That location is about three miles from where Rossi was gunned down.

Malcom Mency, the father of a one-month-old boy, was shot in the back early Sunday as he walked from work, family members said.


A map shows the locations of three recent shootings in Duarte. (Credit: KTLA)

Sunday afternoon, a man was shot in the lower back in the 2300 block of Bloomfield Street, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The victim’s injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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