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News Release

Thursday, April 19, 2007

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Liquor Store Shooting

Los Angeles: A man was shot and killed Wednesday night in front of a liquor store in the 6400 block of South Vermont Avenue.

On April 18, 2007, at about 10:35 PM, Maurice Andre Hill, 41, was standing in front of the liquor store when two suspects in a dark colored vehicle drove up and shot him multiple times.

Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Hill to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

The suspect(s), vehicle and weapon are still outstanding. The motive for this incident is unknown, but it appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Operations South Bureau Criminal Gang/Homicide Group Detective Kevin Huff or Police Officer R. Garza at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).