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News Release

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Media Relations

Gang Violence Claims Life of Teenager

Los Angeles: Gang Violence claims the life of a teenager in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.

On September 15, 2007, at about 6:30 p.m., Martin Garcia, 17, was standing in the driveway of a residence in the 1600 block of 205th Street. Unknown suspects drove up and fired multiple rounds striking him in the upper torso. Garcia was able to run towards his apartment where he collapsed in the doorway. Garcia was transported to Harbor UCLA Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The suspect(s) drove away from the location in an unknown type of vehicle.

The shooting appears to be gang related.

The Harbor Area Homicide Unit is handling the investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detectives D. Cortez and F. Rivas at 310-522-2036. During after hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (877-529-3855).