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Monday, December 17, 2012

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16-Year-Old Boy Murdered in Harbor Area NR12581vh

Los Angeles:  On December 16, 2012, around 8:20 p.m., unknown male Hispanic suspect(s), possibly in a blue vehicle, approached a 16-year-old male victim as he rode his bicycle in the area of 207th street and Harvard Boulevard.  The suspects fired several rounds from a handgun striking the victim.   The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from a gunshot wound. This incident is not believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Rodriguez and Batts at 310-726-7887 or 310-726-7889.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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