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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

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28-Year-Old Man Killed in Wilmington

Los Angeles: A 28-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting inside his car Monday afternoon in Wilmington.

On September 18, 2006, just before 3:30 p.m., Samuel Saucedo Martinez stopped his car to talk with two men who were sitting inside a red Nissan Maximum parked in the 1100 block of North Lakme Avenue. A man got out of the passenger side, walked up to Martinez and shot him several times.

Martinez was taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center where he died a short time later.

According to investigators, the shooting appears to be gang related.

The suspects, described as two Hispanic men, 17 to 20 years old, remain at large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Harbor homicide Detectives Paglialonga or Mayer at 310-522-2036. On weekends or after hours, contact the toll free 24-hour hotline at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).