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Thursday, November 9, 2006

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South Los Angeles Gang Shooting


Los Angeles: Police are requesting the public's assistance in solving the gang-related shooting of a 19-year-old man who died Wednesday in South Los Angeles.

On November 8, 2006, around 8:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 2900 block of Palm Grove Avenue. When police arrived, they found Jose Ramiro Garcia seated in his car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

According to detectives, Garcia was seating inside his car, when three men walked up to him and fired numerous times. The men fled in a red or burgundy four door car in an unknown direction.

The first suspect was described as a male Hispanic with black hair, about 5'11" tall and weighing 200 pounds. The second suspect was a male Black with black hair, about 5'7" tall and weighing 190 pounds. The third suspect was only described as a male Black.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Southwest Homicide Detective Young Mun or John Richardson at 213-485-2418, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855).