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News Release

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Gang Violence Claims a Life

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old Los Angeles man.

On October 14, 2007, at about 4:00 a.m., Devon Curry was leaving a party in the 5400 block of 99th Place. A silver, newer model Mustang was traveling eastbound on 99th Place and an unknown suspect fired once at the victim.

Curry was struck and collapsed at the scene. He was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The motive for this shooting is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can contact Pacific Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6313. After hours and on weekends, please phone the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).