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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help to arrest the person responsible for the shooting a 19-year-old in Olympic.

On May 25, 2015, around 11:15 p.m., Olympic Area officers were flagged down by a citizen who directed them to a shooting victim at the intersection of 7th Street and Shatto Place. When the officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old juvenile unresponsive. The victim had sustained gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where is currently listed in critical condition.

Witnesses reported that they saw a dark sedan leaving the area with male Hispanics inside the car. There is no other suspect(s) information and the motive for this shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting can contact West Bureau Homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. 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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