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Father of Venice shooting victim asks the public for help

Michael McGuire Sr., father of Michael McGuire, a 21-year-old white man who was shot to death June 14, made a plea last week and asked the public to provide information about his son's death.

"If you have any type of information, please get ahold of the detectives here,'' Michael McGuire Sr. said, according to City News Service, which attended the news conference. "I just ... my son didn't deserve to go out like this.''

Police responded to the 2400 block of Louella Avenue in Venice after they received a call of shots fired about 2 a.m., according to an LAPD news release.

When officers arrived, they found McGuire and a second male suffering from gunshot wounds, and they were taken by paramedics to a local hospital.

Although initially listed in critical condition, McGuire died 12 hours later due to complications from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to coroner's records.

The other male victim who was with McGuire remains in stable condition, police said.

During the investigation, authorities learned that McGuire and the other man were walking on the sidewalk when one or more assailants shot at them from a dark-colored SUV.

Shelby Grad has more in LA Now: Father of man killed at after-prom party in Venice says son 'didn't deserve to go out like this'

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