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Monday, June 17, 2019

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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 18-year-old Jose Guadalupe Vera.

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, around 4:15 a.m., Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting near the 800 block of N. Island Avenue, Wilmington. When the officers arrived located the victim, Jose Guadalupe Vera, an 18-year-old male Hispanic lying on the sidewalk at the apron of the driveway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid. Jose died from his injuries at scene.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a light colored compact vehicle; however, the detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect's identity and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Tiffin and Cortez, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7884 or (310)726-7889. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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