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News Release

Thursday, July 13, 2006

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Two Men Shot; One Dies

Los Angeles: Two South Los Angeles men were shot in broad daylight while walking on the busy sidewalk.

On Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 11:35 AM, Donald Hayes, 19, and a companion, 22, were walking out of a clothing store at 93rd Street and Broadway. A gunman was standing on the adjacent corner and fired several rounds at the two for no apparent reason. Hayes was shot in the torso and his friend was shot in the buttock. The gunman ran away after the shooting.

Both men were taken to a local hospital where Hayes died a short time later. His companion was treated and released from the hospital.

The motive appeared to be gang related. The gunman was described as a Black man in his 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southeast Homicide Detective Jason De La Cova at 213-972-7816. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).