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Residents report early morning gunfire
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Downey Police are investigating an apparent deadly shooting that occurred early this morning on Florence Avenue, near Rives Avenue.

Residents began tweeting the Patriot shortly after 2 a.m. to report hearing gunshots.

“Holy [expletive] there was a shooting across the street from my house right now!” tweeted @Vq03. “6gunshots and I think someone’s dead.”

Police officials were still at the scene at 8:30 a.m. Station watch commanders were not available for comment.

Adriana Garcia, who lives nearby, told the Patriot she also heard multiple gunshots.

We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013, WEB ONLY
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