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News Release

Friday, August 30, 2013

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Division is asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

On August 29, 2013, around 6:15 p.m., the driver and two passengers were sitting inside their vehicle waiting for the light to change at 5th Street and Gaffey Street in the San Pedro area when the incident occurred.  The investigation revealed that the suspects walked towards the vehicle and began to shoot at the victims.  All three victims were struck by gun fire.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported all three victims to a local hospital where the driver was pronounced dead.  The two passengers are in stable condition.

If you have any information please contact Harbor Homicide Detective Maffei or Officer Oliva at (310) 726-7882 or (310) 726-7881. 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, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.