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Man Gunned Down At Stepdaughter’s Birthday Party In Watts

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police Sunday said a man was gunned down at his stepdaughter’s birthday party after apparently asking guests to stop flashing gang signs.

The shooting in the 9900 block of Anzac Avenue occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Duane Kelliher.

According to Kelliher, the 51-year-old victim was hosting a birthday celebration for his 18-year-old stepdaughter.

“Some guests showed up and we’re flashing gang signs. They were asked to leave. There was a shooting,” Kelliher said. “At least two people have been arrested and are now being questioned.”

The victim, whose name has not been released, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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