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Monday, November 21, 2011

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17-year-old Young Man Shot and Killed in Wilmington NR11543SF

Los Angeles: On Sunday, November 20, 2011, a 17-year-old young man was shot and killed while standing in the parking lot of a Wilmington apartment building.

At around 3:00 in the afternoon, neighbors from and around the apartment complex, located in the 1000 block of N. Ronan Avenue, called police to report a young man who was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

A rescue ambulance from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the parking lot, found the victim unresponsive and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Detectives from Harbor Division are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the suspect(s) responsible for the young man’s murder.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Detective David Alvarez at 310-726-7879, or Detective Patricia Batts at 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 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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