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News Release

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help to arrest the person responsible for the murder of a man in Wilshire.

On April 27, 2015, just before midnight, Wilshire officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 1800 block of Longwood Avenue. When officers arrived they found a male holding the victim on the ground in the street.

The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The victim is described as a male in his forties and his name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The suspects were described only as two male Blacks, wearing white t-shirts who were last seen walking southbound on Longwood Avenue toward Mascott Street. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting can contact West Bureau Homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (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 www.LAPDOonline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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