19-year old US Marine dies from injuries after being shot in South LA

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A 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was shot in South Los Angeles has died, authorities said Tuesday.

The Marine, Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia-Lopez, was found about 11:35 p.m. Friday slumped over the steering wheel of a Dodge Charger in the 2100 block of 31st Street and covered in blood, according to police and witnesses.

Segovia-Lopez left the military base near San Diego on Friday and was visiting friends and family for the weekend in South Los Angeles, Claudia Perez, a family friend, told the Los Angeles Times.

Perez said Segovia visited his girlfriend Friday and was about to drive to Perez' home, where he usually stays, when he was struck by gunfire. Police notified the U.S. Marine Corps, which in turn notified Segovia's family about the shooting.

Perez was placed on life support at a hospital. The Los Angeles County coroner's office reported Tuesday morning that he had died.

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