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News Release

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Media Relations

After-Prom Party Murder NR10330BB

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Area Homicide detectives are asking the public to provide information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect wanted for the murder of 21-year-old Michael McGuire, a resident of the Venice Area of Los Angeles.

On June 13, 2010 just before 2 a.m., Michael McGuire was standing on the sidewalk in front of a residence in the 2400 block of Louella Avenue, which was the scene of an after-prom party, when a dark-colored SUV drove by.  An occupant of the vehicle suddenly opened fire, shooting McGuire and grazing another victim who was with McGuire.  The vehicle sped away from the scene.    

McGuire was transported to the local hospital and was later pronounced dead from his injuries.  The second victim was treated for a gunshot wound and released.

LAPD detectives believe there are many witnesses to the shooting and are urging the public to provide information that could lead them to the suspect, weapon and get-away car.
 
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the LAPD Pacific Homicide detectives at 310-482-6370.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.