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LOS ANGELES – A 19-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon while sitting on a park bench in Los Angeles, according to LAPD.
The shooting, which detectives say appears to be gang related, went down around 3:15 p.m. at 1535 W. 62nd Street, near Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation Center (map).
The victim was identified as Patrick Caruthers, according to LAPD. Friends say Caruthers was developmentally disabled, but often volunteered at the park.
“He was articulate. He didn’t bother nobody. He went to school, he played piano and the drums for the church every Sunday. He didn’t bother a soul,” said Larry Gibson, friend.
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