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News Release

Monday, December 29, 2003

Media Relations

Man Shot Dead Standing Near Phone Booth


Los Angeles: On Sunday, December 28, 2003, at about 7:30 p.m., two men, (described as male blacks approximately 20 years of age) were standing together near a public telephone booth located on 43rd Street, between Vermont and Kansas Avenue. The suspects also described as two male blacks, no further description, approached the men and began shooting at them. One victim was fatally wounded and the second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the lower body.

The deceased male is described as a male black, 21 years of age. His next of kin has not been notified.

The motive appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call Southwest Area Homicide Detectives, at 213-847-1310. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer April Harding, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.