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News Release

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Media Relations

Man Shot and Killed in San Pedro

Los Angeles: Harbor Area Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man, a resident of San Pedro.

On November 10, 2005, at about 5:30 PM, the victim, Billy Hearns, was standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block of South Grand Avenue.  A male suspect approached the victim and fired several rounds at the victim.  Hearns was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later from his injuries. 

The motive for the shooting is possibly gang related.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Harbor Homicide Detectives G. Dewitt or D. Burzumato at 310-522-2036.  On weekends and during off-hours, call 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).