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Monday, July 6, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Harbor City.

On Thursday, July 2, 2015, at about 6:15 p.m., the victim, a male Hispanic in his 20's, left his girlfriend's house and began to walk eastbound through the alley behind 1100 block of West 253rd Street in Harbor City. An unknown suspect(s) approached the victim, shot him several times with an unknown caliber handgun and fled in unknown direction.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene. The circumstances and motive for this homicide are still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide can contact Harbor Area Homicide Detective David Cortez or Officer Gregory Halka at (310) 726-7889, or (310) 726-7886. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). 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 www.LAPDOonline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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