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News Release

Monday, November 6, 2006

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Shooting Claims Life of Man in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles: 77th Street Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man who was gunned down on Sunday evening.

On November 5, 2006, around 10:00 P.M., Greg Huerta, 32, was standing on the sidewalk in the 400 block of West 71st Street. Unknown suspects walked up, shot him in the torso and fled the scene. Paramedics responded and transported Mr. Huerta to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. There is no suspect description.

While investigating this shooting, officers were notified of a second victim, Dwight Hernandez, a 22-year-old Hispanic man who was also shot at the same location. The second victim was shot in the back and driven to the hospital by friends. He is listed in stable condition.

The public's help is requested in solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to call 77th Area Homicide Detectives Ted Hammond or Tracy McClanahan at 213-485-1383, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

Callers may remain anonymous.