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Melissa Paul
  • Death date
  • Feb. 6, 2007

Melissa Paul, 16

Melissa Paul, a 16-year-old Latino girl, was shot in the back at 3222 Verdugo Road in Glassell Park and died at 8 p.m. Feb. 6.

The Franklin High School student was walking with two other teenagers when the Latino suspects rolled up in a car and asked their gang affiliation, then fired. Police arrived to find Paul wounded, her friends trying to help her. She died later at County-USC Medical Center. Arrests were made late last week but charges have not been filed. LAPD Northeast detectives seek any leads or witnesses. Call (213) 847-4261.

Update: LAPD Northeast detectives have cleared this case. At least one juvenile was among the Latino suspects.

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