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Monday, April 25, 2011

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27-Year-Old Shot and Killed in front of Apartment Complex NR11178rh

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who shot and killed 27-year-old Jorge Hernandez in Wilmington.

On Friday, April 22, 2011, at around 1:45 a.m., Jorge Hernandez was standing on the sidewalk in front of a stairway leading to the apartment complex located in the 1000 block of North Lagoon Avenue, when two suspects approached Hernandez and asked him what his gang affiliation was.  Hernandez was shot several times with an unknown type caliber handgun.  Both suspects left the location on foot in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles City Fire Department Personnel responded and pronounced Hernandez dead at the scene. 

Both suspects are described as male Hispanics with no further description and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Cortez or Alvarez at 310-726-7889 or 310-726-7880. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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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