Police Believe Double Homicide Was Gang-Related

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police believe the slaying of two men at a Carson intersection Sunday was gang-related.

Paul Peterson, 29, of Torrance, and Vincent Moreno, 49, of Gardena, were found dead in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck about 2:15 a.m. Sunday at Torrance Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, according to the coroner and sheriff’s department.

The killer is at-large, according to authorities.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives learned that a taxi driver waiting behind the pickup noticed that the vehicle did not move when the light turned green.

He got out and found two shooting victims.

The taxi driver flagged down a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car. Deputies from the sheriff’s Carson Station responded, said Deputy Lillian Peck.

Peck said the detectives then learned that the victims were gang members and believe the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.

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