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Michael Presley, 19

Michael Lynn Presley, 19, a black young man, was shot while standing talking to a woman and her mother in front of an apartment building in the 4500 block of West Martin Luther King Boulevard in South Los Angeles at about 9 p.m. Sunday, July 15.

The suspects, two black men and a light-skinned black man or Latino man, all in their 20s, drove up in a black sedan. Two of them got out and shot Presley; then the group fled.

Presley's family members tried to take him to a hospital, but made it only a short distance. Paramedics took him the rest of the way to Cedars-Sinai, where he died. His time of death was listed as 10:58 p.m.

Presley was a full-time Cal State Northridge college student, said LAPD Det. Rick Gordon. He had no ties to the criminal street life in which his attackers appeared to be immersed.

A $50,000 reward has been approved for information on this case. Call LAPD detectives at (213) 485-2417.

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