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News Release

Monday, August 20, 2007

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Gang Shooting Kills One, Critically Injures Another

Los Angeles: A juvenile was shot and killed and a second man was critically injured, on Saturday night in a gang shooting in Southeast Los Angeles.

On August 18, 2007, around 10:35 p.m., Donta Daniel Bolden, 15, and Ryant August Alexander, 36, were standing near the intersection of 115th Street and Success Avenue. An unknown number of suspects drove up in a blue Ford Taurus and shot both victims multiple times. The suspects then sped away south on Success Avenue.

Bolden was rushed by paramedics to a local hospital, where he later died. Alexander was also transported to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The motive for the crime appears to be gang related. The suspect(s), vehicle and weapon remain outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Bureau Criminal Gang Homicide Group, Detective Mark Castillo, at 213-485-1383, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, please phone the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (877-520-3855).