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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Multiple Suspects Fire Several Shots, Killing Victim NR09377kr

Los Angeles: A 17-year-old Los Angeles resident was fatally shot Monday morning as he was walking along a city sidewalk.

On August 3, 2009, at around 10:35 a.m., Jeremy Burrell was walking in the 3400 block of West 63rd Street when he was confronted by a group of male Black suspects.  More than one suspect drew a handgun and began firing at Burrell.  Burrell was hit multiple times and transported to a local hospital for treatment.  He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The suspects were seen getting into a full-size van and driving away.  The motive for the shooting appears to be gang related.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this incident to call the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Criminal Gang Homicide Group, 77th Division Homicide Squad Detectives at 213-485-1383.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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