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News Release

Friday, September 25, 2009

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police are seeking the public's help determining the whereabouts of a gunman who allegedly shot and killed a 47-year-old man on September 24, 2009 in South Los Angeles.

At around 9:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a death investigation radio call in the 1200 block of West 37th Street.  They found the lifeless body of a man inside his parked black Infinity SUV.  The victim had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The victim's identity is being withheld until family members can be notified.    

The suspect is described only as a Black male.  Detectives have not determined what prompted the shooting.  

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Criminal Gang Homicide Group Detectives Jim Yoshida and Mike Applegate 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 and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.