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News Release

Thursday, April 6, 2006

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Juvenile Shot and Killed in his Car

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a teenager that was gunned down in the South Los Angeles Area.

On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at about 6:00 p.m., 16-year-old Giovanny Diaz Mancia was sitting in his parked car in the 700 block of West 49th Street when two male Hispanics drove by in a Gold Dodge Interpid and fired several rounds at him. The victim was hit in the upper body and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, there is no motive for this crime and there is no suspect(s) description.

Any one with information should call 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383 during business hours. On weekend or off -hours, call Detective Headquarters Division at 213-978-6500.