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Monday, October 29, 2007

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Fight Kills 1, Injures 4

Los Angeles: A fight broke out at a large gathering Saturday night and claimed the life of one teenager, and injured four others.

On October 27, 2007, at around 11:50 p.m., at a residence in the 500 block of 11th Street, Laterian Tasby, 17, was shot and killed after a fight broke out among some of the guests attending a party there.

Tasby was pronounced dead at scene. The four other injured guests were all young men, 17-years-old. Two of the injured suffered gunshot wounds and two others suffered stabbing wounds. They were all transported to local hospitals for treatment. Only one was admitted, and all are expected to recover from their injuries.

Detectives believe that the violence was gang related though the victim is not purported to be a gang member. The suspects are described as Hispanic men between the ages of 19 and 24.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harbor Homicide Detectives F. Weber or J. Rodriguez at 310-522-2036. After hours and on weekends, please call the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).


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