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Nicole Santa Cruz

Nicole Santa Cruz writes the Homicide Report for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the staff in 2009, she has covered Orange County and national news such as the Gabrielle Giffords shooting and the Louisiana oil spill. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona who misses Tucson’s Mexican food and desert sunsets.
Three men killed in separate shootings Saturday in Willowbrook and Compton

The first incident occurred early Saturday morning in the 13000 block of South San Pedro Street in the unincorporated area of Willowbrook.

Two charged in killing of 17-year-old honor roll student

A 20-year-old and a juvenile have been charged in the killing of a Gardena high school student in February.

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