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News Release

Monday, September 19, 2011

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LAPD Detectives Investigate a Shooting Death in Wilmington NR11433cj

Los Angeles: The LAPD Harbor Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a shooting that lead to the murder of a 20-year-old Wilmington resident.

On September 17, 2011, around 12:50 p.m., LAPD Harbor Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the area of L Street and McFarland Street. When they arrived, they found a man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. LAFD rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to St Mary's Hospital in Long Beach where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation by homicide detectives revealed that the victim, identified as Miguel Munoz, was walking on L Street between McFarland Street and Hyatt Avenue when an unknown suspect(s) walked up to him and shot him multiple times. It is unknown if the shooting is gang related and the motive for the shooting is unknown.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Detective Cortez at 310-726-7889 or 310-726-7880. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.