Boy, 16, is 3rd Duarte shooting victim in 2 days

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Updated: 12/24/2013 9:54 am

DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been shot to death in the eastern Los Angeles County city of Duarte — possibly the latest casualty of gang attacks.

KNBC-TV says the teenager's body was found around 11:45 p.m. Monday behind his apartment complex. It was the third shooting in two days in the small city.

County sheriff's detectives say the teen was associated with a local gang and the attack may have been related to feuding between black and Latino gangs.

An 18-year-old black man, Malcolm Mency, was killed early Sunday while walking home from work, and a drive-by attack wounded a Latino man in his front yard hours later.

Authorities say the shooter may have mistaken Mency, the father of a month-old boy, for a gang rival.

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