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James K. Franklin, 17

James Franklin, a 17-year-old black man, was shot multiple times in the leg and groin about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 8,  while walking near 255th Street and Marigold Avenue in Harbor City, according to Los Angeles police officials. He was taken to a hospital where he died the following day, authorities said.

An 18-year-old man walking with Franklin was shot in the back and wounded, police said. He was listed in stable condition at a hospital the day after the shooting.

Police detectives said they believed the shooting was gang-related, but  they had no description of the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this murder investigation is asked to contact Harbor Area homicide Dets. J. Benavides and F. Rivas at (310) 522-2036.  

-- Anthony Pesce and Megan Garvey

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