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News Release

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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One Killed, One Injured During Shooting at MacArthur Park NR09464ah

Los Angeles: One man was fatally shot and another wounded during a shooting in MacArthur Park on September 21, 2009.

The shooting was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. at MacArthur Park near 6th and Alvarado Streets.  According to witnesses, two suspects walked up to the victims.  One of the suspects pulled out a handgun from his waistband, opened fire on both victims and ran.

Ramon Araujo, 32, died at the scene, and the other victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Detectives have few leads and there is no suspect description.

Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD Rampart Area homicide detectives at 213-484-3650. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters remain anonymous.