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News Release

Thursday, September 14, 2006

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Man Shot while Standing Inside Apartment

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in front of an apartment building in the 8600 block of South Main Street.

On August 29, 2006, just before 3:00 p.m., 24-year-old Perry Smith was shot while he stood inside a second story apartment building. Mr. Smith was taken to a local hospital were he died of his injuries.

According to police, a group of people was standing in front of the building when shots rang out from an unknown type vehicle. One of the bullets struck Mr. Smith in the chest and killed him.

Police have few leads and are asking for the public's help in identifying the gunmen and the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southeast Homicide detectives at 213-972-7848. On weekends or after hours, contact the toll free 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

The identities of callers wishing to remain anonymous shall be protected.



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