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News Release

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Media Relations

Daytime Drive-By Shooting

Los Angeles:  A 23-year-old man was shot and killed during a daytime drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at about 10:25 a.m., the victim, Kevin Harding, was standing just outside of the 99-Cent Store located at 4201 Montclair Street.  Unknown suspect(s) approached him in a car and shot him multiple times.  Harding ran back inside the store, fell to the ground and died from his injuries.  

The unknown suspect(s) drove away from the scene in a white, mid-sized car northbound on Montclair Street.  The motive for the killing is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).  Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or by logging on to and clicking on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone always begin the message with “LAPD.” All calls and contacts are anonymous.