Los Angeles: On Sunday, January 23, 2005, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 8300 block of Wakefield Avenue.
Upon arrival, the officers observed the victim, 18 year-old Allen Smith, a resident of Panorama City, lying on the sidewalk. Smith had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital by a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue ambulance. Smith died a short time later from his injuries.
The investigation revealed the victim was approached by two men and one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired multiple gunshots at him.
The motive and suspects are unknown.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Devonshire Homicide Detectives, at 818-832-0609. On weekends or during off-hours, call the toll-free, 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.