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Two victims identified in Harbor Gateway shootings

Two victims identified in Harbor Gateway shootings
LAPD officers investigate the scene near an apartment building in the 1600 block of West 205th Street, where three people were found dead. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County coroner's officials released the names of two men who died in a quadruple shooting Friday in Harbor Gateway that left three people dead and another wounded.

Laurent Kenroy Latty, 33, of Torrance and Dwayne Damion Cover, 33, of Torrance were identified as  shooting victims, authorities said. The name of the third deceased victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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Officials said police received a 911 call about 5:35 a.m. Friday from a resident who reported hearing eight or nine gunshots in an apartment building in the 1600 block of West 205th Street, authorities said. Officers found three of the victims at this location.

About a block away, police found a fourth shooting victim covered in blood walking near Del Amo Boulevard and Western Avenue, said Officer Christopher No. That individual was listed in serious condition at a hospital, LAPD Capt. Nancy Lauer said.

Authorities said a red Dodge Charger and a gray Ford Explorer were seen speeding away from the scene. No arrests have been made in the case.

The attack did not appear to be random, police said, and investigators are looking into whether a dispute over drugs led to the shooting.

"This is not gang-related, this is not race-related," Sgt. Rudy Lopez said. "It appears all the individuals knew each other. It was an argument gone wrong."

The neighborhood is a mix of houses and apartment buildings, most surrounded by wrought-iron fences and many with flowers in the frontyard.

Police said residents in the neighborhood have nothing to fear.

"There is no additional danger to the community members in the area," LAPD Capt. Nancy Lauer told reporters Friday morning.

Friday's deaths were the first homicides in the Harbor Gateway area this year, according to The Times' Homicide Report.

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