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News Release

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

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Early Morning Shooting Claims Life

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witness who may have seen the shooting of three men in South Los Angeles.

On January 9, 2007, at approximately 9:10 a.m., Terrance Farron Pruitt, 17, and two friends were standing in the 700 block of West 66th Street, when a car approached the group. The car stopped and two male Blacks exited the car and chased the group on foot. During the chase shots were fired striking Mr. Pruit and his friends multiple times.
All three men were transported to local hospitals. Mr Pruit died a short time later. The other two men were listed in stable condition.

The suspect's car is described as a burgundy Toyota Camry.

The motive for this crime is possibly gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives, Paula Chavez or Will Beall, at 213-485-1383. On the weekends or during off-hours, the public can call the toll-free 24 hour anonymous tip line at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).