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News Release

Monday, March 31, 2003

Media Relations

17 Year-Old Shot and Killed in Broad Daylight


Los Angeles: 77th Area Homicide Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that resulted in the death of Donovan William Simmons, a 17 year-old resident of Los Angeles. The shooting occurred on Monday morning, March 31, 2003, at approximately 11:55 a.m.

The victim was at the southeast area of the Shell Service Station parking lot, located at 4400 South Western Avenue, when unknown suspects shot him. The victim was transported by a Los Angeles City Fire Department Rescue Unit to USC Medical Center where he died as a result of his wounds.

The motive is unknown at this time. The suspect(s) and weapon(s) remain outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the 77th Street Area Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.