Oscar Duncan: Venice Murder on Santa Clara Avenue

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Update, June 11: Kevin Dwayne Green and Hopeton Bereford Parsley have been arrested in connection to the murder.

A 23-year-old was fatally gunned down only a few blocks from trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice last night, according to Twitter reports.

The website Yo! Venice! ID'd the victim as Oscar "ChoirBoy" Duncan, who was described as a youth minister who had attended Venice High School and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club on Lincoln Boulevard.

The shooting at Santa Clara and California avenues happened ...

... sometime before 10:30 p.m., according to the reports, including an online post by Venice311.

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That website said the victim was shot in the head or chest in what appeared to be a gang-related attack. Venice311 said the victim's mother was quickly at the scene.

Later, the site tweeted that police indicated the victim had died:

The attack was near the Oakwood Recreation Center, a park known for its past gang activity.

Yo! Venice! indicated that Duncan worked to stop the violence. He was part of an Inglewood group called Takeover Youth Ministry.

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