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Gary Lacey II
  • Death date
  • July 31, 2010

Gary Lacey II, 19

Gary Lacey II, a 19-year-old black man, died Saturday, July 31, minutes after he was shot in the 8200 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Lacey was standing near a party with several friends on July 30 about 11:32 p.m. when a person walked up and asked him where he was from, said Inglewood Police Lt. Oscar Serrano.

The two exchanged words, and the assailant opened fire on the crowd. Lacey sustained several gunshot wounds, but no one else was hurt, Serrano said.

Authorities were called, and Lacey was taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he died at midnight.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case. Witnesses described the shooter as a black man in his twenties.

It appears the shooting was gang-related, Serrano said.

Anyone with information about the identity of the shooter or details about the killing is asked to contact Inglewood police homicide Det. Jose Becerra at (310) 412-5246. Those who would like to remain anonymous can call the 24-hour hotline (888) 41-CRIME.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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