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News Release

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Los Angeles:  A 30-year-old male was gun downed in the early morning hours in the Jefferson Park area.  

On Tuesday, June 02, 2009, at around 01:24 a.m., the victim Anthony Cage, a male along with two friends were inside of a vehicle parked in the parking lot of a restaurant located in the 4300 block of West Adams Boulevard.  An unknown suspect approached the vehicle and fired multiple shots into the vehicle.  Cage was struck by gunfire and died at the scene.  A second victim, a female inside the vehicle was also struck by gun fire and transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The suspect and weapon are still outstanding and the motive appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Jim Yoshida or Mike Applegate, at Criminal Gang Homicide Group 213-485-1383.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website  All tips are anonymous.