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A rash of robbery-shootings at Southland 7-Eleven stores left at least two people dead Monday, with police saying some of the crimes appear to be related.

Brea police said they responded at 4:17 a.m. to a 7-Eleven store at Lambert Road and North Brea Boulevard and found a male store clerk fatally shot in what officers determined to be a robbery.

According to Brea police, that shooting is believed to be related to another shooting in La Habra.

La Habra police responded about 4:55 a.m. to a robbery at a 7-Eleven store at 381 E. Whittier Blvd., La Habra police Sgt. Eric Roy said. When officers arrived they found two victims with gunshot wounds who were taken to an area hospital by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics, he said

Both of the victims in the La Habra shooting were expected to survive, Roy said.

Meanwhile, Santa Ana police said a man was fatally shot around 3:25 a.m. at a 7-Eleven store in the 300 block of East 17th Street.

Police found the man in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the upper body, Santa Ana police Sgt. Maria Lopez said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators were working to determine if the shooting was related to the others, Lopez said.

In Riverside, a customer was shot around 1:50 a.m. in what police described as an apparent robbery at a 7-Eleven store in the 5200 block of La Sierra Avenue. Police said the victim in that shooting was in grave condition.

There was no immediate word on whether the Santa Ana and Riverside shootings were connected to the others.

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