Man Murdered in Silverlake

December 26, 2006

Los Angeles: The body of a 24-year-old man was found on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of Riverside Drive on Christmas evening, just after 6:00 P.M.

Detectives determined that the man, James Hyunwoo Kang, had been shot one time. The detectives also believe the shooting may have been narcotics related, but they could not elaborate on what evidence they found.

Kang was shot in the upper body and died at the scene.

No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northeast Detective Division at 213-847-9447. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.