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Leonard Pina
  • Death date
  • Oct. 19, 2007

Leonard Pina, 28

Leonard Joseph Pina, 28, a black man, was killed in a double homicide with Kathy Holland, 50, a black woman in a drive-by shooting at 1038 W. 42nd Street, just west of Vermont Avenue, in South Los Angeles at 3:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19. He was shot in the chest and flank, and was pronounced dead at 4:11 a.m.

LAPD South Bureau detectives said that Holland and Pina were apparently standing on the street when a dark car drove up and someone opened fire. Pina died at the scene. Neither Pina nor Holland were gang members, said LAPD Det. Sean Hansen. They were not using narcotics. They were just standing there, hanging out. There seemed no obvious motive for this Southwest area shooting.

The street is the southern border of the campus of Manual Arts High School. Police were working to dismantle the crime scene before school started that morning.

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