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Monday, February 23, 2009

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Party Shooting Leaves One Dead

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s detectives are investigating the shooting death of 36-year-old Mark Porter.

On Sunday, February 22, 2009 at about 2:00 a.m., Porter and three of his companions were leaving a party in the 2600 block of Lacy Street when gunfire rang out.  

Porter was struck multiple times and was transported to local hospital where he died from his injuries.  Porter’s companions were also struck and taken to a local hospital where they are recovering from their wounds.  

Detectives have few leads and have not determined what prompt the shooting.  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detective Robert Farias 323-526-3680.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  All calls and contacts are anonymous.

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