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Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Two, 17-year-old Young Men Shot While Standing on the Porch of an Apartment Building NR12390SF

Los Angeles:  Homicide detectives ask for the public to help identify the suspects responsible for killing one young man and injuring another.

On Friday, August 17, 2012, around 9:00 p.m., Olympic Area officers responded to an “ADW Shots Fired” radio call in the 2800 block of Leeward Avenue in Los Angeles.  When they arrived they saw two male victims of gunshot wounds on the front porch of an apartment complex.  Both 17-year-old victims were transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance, however, one victim was pronounced dead upon arrival. The surviving victim received a gunshot wound to the leg and is expected to recover.

During the investigation, detectives have learned that two or three male Hispanics walked up to the victims and open fire.  The motive for the shooting appears to be gang related.  

For more information, or to provide the West Bureau Homicide detectives with any additional information that might identify and locate the suspects wanted for shootings, please call (213) 382-9470.  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.